Posts Tagged ‘Tatsuya Nakadai’

20 (More) Actors

January 30, 2009


I didn’t forget these blokes! There had to be twenty more because I left these guys off the first list.

Cary Grant, James Stewart, Toshiro Mifune, Edward G. Robinson, Buster Keaton, Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood, Charles Chaplin, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Marcello Mastroianni, Tatsuya Nakadai, Steve McQueen, Robert Ryan, Errol Flynn, Ian McShane, Marlon Brando.

Be sure to check out these other worthy recent film posts:

Allure’s brilliant take on the 20 actors theme.

Kim Morgan’s homage to Clint Eastwood.

The Self-Styled Siren on the 1932 Howard Hawks/Edward G. Robinson collaboration Tiger Shark.

The Art of Memory’s latest stunning gallery of trains in cinema (part 5!).

related: 20 Actresses, 20 (More) Actresses, 20 Actors (coda)


The Face of Another

February 1, 2008

The Face Of Another, from the amazing Hiroshi Teshigahara box set, has one of the most disturbing opening sequences I’ve ever seen. The lead character, played by the stalwart Tatsuya Nakadai, delivers a long monologue while his head is being x-rayed. (I had to check Wikipedia to verify that Nakadai is still with us!) The film brilliantly explores the mutability of identity and is visually stunning. Big hat tip to Criterion for this essential release.