Ikiru (1952) – Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the Day – Takashi Shimura

Vintage Wallpaper of the Day
Monday, November 17, 2008

Could the best movie of all-time be Ikiru? On any given day I might have it ranked as my all-time favorite, which obviously surprises many that have never even heard of this Akira Kurosawa classic at all. From an inspired performance by Takashi Shimura to its bleak and yet hopeful tones, it manages to cradle the delicate balance of the “make each day count” films without ever reaching Yanni territory, instead scaling heights like a beacon that lights the way for generations to come to remind us how powerful, personal and moving cinema can be.

Japanese Cinema:
::: Jason Gray
::: Mark Schilling’s Tokyo Ramen
::: Midnight Eye
::: Nippon Cinema
::: Outcast Cinema
::: Ryuganji
::: Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow

Image Source:
Official still used in the original USA release for this film.

Related Links:
::: IMDb Profile

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