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Stray Dog(1949)

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  • stray dog

    • kevin sellers
    • 3/26/16

    Noble attempt by Kurosawa to do a 1940s Hollywood style, police procedural, set in the underworld of Tokyo in the sweltering, stifling summer. Unfortunately, it falls short of the classics of the genre, such as "Big Heat" or "Naked City," due to its extreme length, slow pace, and talkiness, (i.e. endless musings by the two detectives on the nature of killers, post WW2 alienation, honor, which is always a hot topic in a Japanese film, and the difficulties of law enforcement.) It's no accident that this director turned to the historical epic/fable genre, where length, verbosity and deliberateness of pace are not as harmful, to achieve greatness. There are, however, some well done scenes, most notably the arrest of a killer at a baseball game, (which sure looks like Blake Edwards borrowed from when he made "Experiment In Terror") and there is one indubitably great performance, that of Takashi Shimura as the aging, amused, cynical, yet happily married, detective Sato. So, lets give this film a generous B minus.

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