Monthly Archives: December 2010

Great moments in iconicness: Christina Aguilera and the “Burlesque” crew hit Tokyo

The purposes of a movie press conference are crystal clear but not always easy to accomplish. Journalists want witty and revealing quotes while the cast and staff want to convey what’s appealing about the film without pointing to themselves as … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Dec. 5, 2010

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about NHK’s decision to cancel its popular Sunday morning series “Shukan Kodomo no News,” or, more precisely, change it into a news show for the “whole family” rather than one aimed specifically at … Continue reading

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Seriousness and innocence: A chat with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

It’s easy to understand why Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s latest film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, was chosen as the opening movie for the latest Tokyo Filmex. It was the Palme D’or winner at Cannes in May, which shouldn’t … Continue reading

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