Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fires on the Plain (Nobi; 1959)

Took advantage of Monday's class cancellation due to typhoon to read something that has long been on my to-read list: Ōoka Shōhei's Fires on the Plain (Nobi; 1951; Ivan Morris trans. 1957). 

My [preliminary/subjective/non-scholarly] Rating: 5/5 [detailed study guide forthcoming]

To purchase Morris's translation of the novel, click here.

And here is director Ichikawa Kon's film adaptation of the novel...

Title: Fires on the Plain (Nobi) 
Year: 1959
Director: Ichikawa Kon 市川崑 1915-2008
Starring: Funakoshi Eiji. 
Based on: Ōoka Shōhei's 1951 eponymous novel
From the Criterion Collection (w/ quality English subtitles). 

*Study guides for both film and novel forthcoming.

*Also, click here for the trailer for the most recent (2015) film adaption by director Tsukamoto Shin'ya 塚本晋也.

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