2013年 01月 18日
D・ボウイ、大島渚監督を追悼 「彼の才能の恩恵を受けた」
D・ボウイ、大島渚監督を追悼 「彼の才能の恩恵を受けた」


英ロック歌手、デヴィッド・ボウイ(66)が18日、映画監督の大島渚さん(享年80)が15日に肺炎で亡くなったことを受け、所属レコード会社を通じて追悼コメントを発表した。

【画像】デヴィッド・ボウイが出演した映画『戦場のメリークリスマス』

 ボウイは大島監督の『戦場のメリークリスマス』(1983年公開)に俳優として出演しており「オオシマさんの魂が、この世を去った。彼の才能の恩恵を受けた我々は、今それを惜しむばかりだ」と追悼。“Mr.Oshima”ではなく“Oshima-san”と親しみを込めて故人を偲んだ。

 今月8日に10年ぶり新作(3月発売予定)を発表後も一切取材を受け付けず、コメントも発表してこなかったボウイだが、長い沈黙を破った第一声が大島さんへのコメントだった。

‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence’ director Nagisa Oshima dies at 80

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The Japanese director of the acclaimed World War II prison camp drama “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence”, Nagisa Oshima, died Tuesday, his son said. He was 80.
Oshima, who had a critical hit with the controversial erotic work “In the Realm of the Senses” which famously contained unsimulated sex scenes, had been ill for some time.

“My father died calmly,” Oshima’s younger son Arata told AFP.

“He was with members of his family, wife Akiko and elder son Takeshi. I wasn’t there. My father had been in hospital since late last year and died of pneumonia.”

The younger Oshima was speaking from his late father’s home in Fujisawa near Kamakura, outside Tokyo.

Oshima’s cinematic career began in earnest in the 1960s with a series of films with political themes, establishing his reputation as a serious director.

Many of his works tackle issues surrounding discrimination or exploring the boundaries of social acceptability.

It was into this latter category that “In the Realm of the Senses” fell in 1976. The sexually explicit portrayal of an affair between a prostitute-turned-hotel worker and her boss was based on a true story.

The couple’s relationship evolves to include elements of sadism and masochism, and ends with the protagonist dead and his genitals severed.

Further worldwide acclaim came with the 1983 film “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence”, starring David Bowie, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano and Tom Conti.

The movie, based on the writing of Laurens van der Post about his WWII experiences, depicts the shifting relationships of men in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto wrote the acclaimed score for the film, in which he also starred.
[PR]

by center_otu | 2013-01-18 22:09 | 音楽


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