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By the way, since you mention David Bowie, did you know that Takeshi Kitano (mentioned upthread) and Ryuichi Sakamoto starred in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Sakamoto also wrote the score)?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 10:06:56 AM EST
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That's news to me!

ps: I haven't yet replied to your comment upthread on Kitano because I've been trying hard to remember the movies I've seen with him (without cheating and using Google) and can only come up with the recent Zatoichi, and another very sloooooow but very goooooood cop movie whose name I forgot.

by Alex in Toulouse on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 10:14:50 AM EST
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I have Zatoichi in the queue, waiting to watch it.

Any plot details about the cop movie? Should be Hana Bi [that's the one with the haunting paintings, done by Kitano himself]. All the others are about Yakuza, except for Violent Cop which doesn't match the description.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 10:23:17 AM EST
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It's that movie with a suicidal cop, a wheelchair and a cliff?
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 10:26:18 AM EST
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Yes.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 10:27:43 AM EST
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I met Sakamoto once at a peace rally... decades ago. He was a calm, strange boy, but very smart-looking. (So was I, of course.)

I will become a patissier, God willing.
by tuasfait on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 11:30:26 AM EST
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