Sadao Yamanaka

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Sadao Yamanaka was a Japanese film director and screenwriter who directed 26 films between 1932 and 1938.wikipedia
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He was a contemporary of Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi and one of the primary figures in the development of the jidaigeki, or historical film. Viewers and critics (notably, Donald Richie and Tadao Sato in pioneering studies of Japanese cinema) note in his surviving films the genesis of ideas later explored by the internationally successful Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujirō Ozu and Seijun Suzuki.
From January until September 1938 he was stationed in Nanjing, where he met Sadao Yamanaka, who was stationed nearby.

Tai Kato

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He is the uncle of the Japanese film director Tai Kato, who wrote a book about Yamanaka, Eiga kantoku Yamanaka Sadao.
Born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Kato was the nephew of the film director Sadao Yamanaka.

Humanity and Paper Balloons

His most internationally discussed film, Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937), was given its first non-Japanese DVD release in the UK as a Masters of Cinema release.
Humanity and Paper Balloons is a 1937 black-and-white film directed by Sadao Yamanaka, his last film.

Masters of Cinema

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His most internationally discussed film, Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937), was given its first non-Japanese DVD release in the UK as a Masters of Cinema release.

Cinema of Japan

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Viewers and critics (notably, Donald Richie and Tadao Sato in pioneering studies of Japanese cinema) note in his surviving films the genesis of ideas later explored by the internationally successful Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujirō Ozu and Seijun Suzuki.
Some stars, such as Tsumasaburo Bando, Kanjūrō Arashi, Chiezō Kataoka, Takako Irie and Utaemon Ichikawa, were inspired by Makino Film Productions and formed their own independent production companies where directors such as Hiroshi Inagaki, Mansaku Itami and Sadao Yamanaka honed their skills.

Matsuo Kishi

He was "discovered" by the critic Matsuo Kishi and gained a reputation for creating films that escaped clichés and focused on social injustices.
In 1932, he became the first critic to champion the work of Sadao Yamanaka, and later was a strong supporter of the films of Hiroshi Shimizu.

The Million Ryo Pot

The Million Ryo Pot is a 1935 black and white Japanese film comedy directed by Sadao Yamanaka and starring Denjirō Ōkōchi.

Kōchiyama Sōshun (1936 film)

Kōchiyama Sōshun
Kōchiyama Sōshun, sometimes known as Priest of Darkness, is a 1936 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Sadao Yamanaka.

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Sadao Yamanaka was a Japanese film director and screenwriter who directed 26 films between 1932 and 1938.

Film director

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Sadao Yamanaka was a Japanese film director and screenwriter who directed 26 films between 1932 and 1938.

Screenwriter

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Sadao Yamanaka was a Japanese film director and screenwriter who directed 26 films between 1932 and 1938.

Mikio Naruse

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He was a contemporary of Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi and one of the primary figures in the development of the jidaigeki, or historical film.

Kenji Mizoguchi

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He was a contemporary of Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi and one of the primary figures in the development of the jidaigeki, or historical film. Viewers and critics (notably, Donald Richie and Tadao Sato in pioneering studies of Japanese cinema) note in his surviving films the genesis of ideas later explored by the internationally successful Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujirō Ozu and Seijun Suzuki.

Jidaigeki

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He was a contemporary of Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi and one of the primary figures in the development of the jidaigeki, or historical film.

Dysentery

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Yamanaka died of dysentery in Manchuria after being drafted into the Imperial Japanese Army.

Manchuria

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Yamanaka died of dysentery in Manchuria after being drafted into the Imperial Japanese Army. He later died in a field hospital in the then-Japanese ruled Manchukuo, known today as Manchuria.

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Yamanaka died of dysentery in Manchuria after being drafted into the Imperial Japanese Army.

DVD

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While long considered a master filmmaker in his native Japan, interest in Yamanaka's work redeveloped after the restoration and Japanese DVD release of the three surviving films.

United Kingdom

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His most internationally discussed film, Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937), was given its first non-Japanese DVD release in the UK as a Masters of Cinema release.

Assistant director

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Yamanaka began his career in the Japanese film industry at the age of 20 as a writer and assistant director for the Makino company.

Kanjūrō Arashi

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In 1932, he began working for Kanjuro Productions, a small, independent film company similar to many others founded during the same period as it was centered around a popular jidaigeki film star, this time Kanjuro Arashi.

Nikkatsu

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During the 1930s he moved between several film companies, eventually settling in Kyoto and working for the Nikkatsu Company.

Silent film

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Most of his films were silent films as sound did not gain a prominence in Japan until 1935-36.

Manchukuo

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He later died in a field hospital in the then-Japanese ruled Manchukuo, known today as Manchuria.

Donald Richie

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Viewers and critics (notably, Donald Richie and Tadao Sato in pioneering studies of Japanese cinema) note in his surviving films the genesis of ideas later explored by the internationally successful Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujirō Ozu and Seijun Suzuki.