The score for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence was composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Sakamoto won the 1983 BAFTA Award for Best Film Music for the film’s soundtrack.
“Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” is about a clash between two cultures (British and Japanese) and two styles of military service (patriotic and pragmatic). That would be enough for any movie, and there are scenes when it is enough, and the movie works pretty well.
Review by Gavin McDowell. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence 1983 ★★★★ Watched Nov 23, 2021. Gavin McDowell’s review published on Letterboxd: In the Before Times–before the pandemic, before parenthood, even before I became Dr. McDowell–I used the Bibliothèque Nationale de France as a makeshift office.
Nagisa Oshima’s Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is presented in the aspect ratio of 1.78:1 on this dual-layer Blu-ray disc. The transfer is presented in 1080p/24hz. It isn’t a “pretty” film, so to say, but Criterion’s transfer still manages to present a rather striking picture. Colours are limited primarily to browns, grays, and greens.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence [Original Soundtrack
While not as sophisticated as the music he wrote for The Sheltering Sky and The Last Emperor (a collaboration with David Byrne), Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence does sport one of Sakamoto’s most fetching pieces, “ForbiddenColours” (given many treatments, including a fine David Sylvian vocal version), and a few successful Asian and Western classical hybrids. Unfortunately, though, the music.
Queer Review: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. Director: Nagisa Ôshima. Writers: Nagisa Ôshima and Paul Mayersberg. Based upon the novel The Seed and The Sower by Laurens Van der Post. Cast: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Jack Thompson, James Malcolm, Chris Broun. Overview.
“Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” is certainly one of the best anti-war films ever made. The beginning with the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto indicates how classy it is. This film has not lost the impact along the years and it is impressive how the difference of Western and Japanese cultures is depicted through the British Jack ‘Strafer’ Celliers and the Japanese Yonoi.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, an Album by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Released 11 October 1994 on Milan (catalog no. 73138 35691-2; CD). Genres: Film Score, Electronic.
In praise of Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence: David Bowie’s
To Western eyes, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence might seem like a Christmas tearjerker – but Oshima was challenging his country. With Captain Yonoi’s obsessive love for Bowie, Oshima was questioning Japanese ideals of soldiering and masculinity.
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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence tackles thorny questions about national loyalty, military duty, male camaraderie, and sacrifice. It demands rapt attention, lest one get lost in the murk – Oshima.
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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence By no means an easy picture to deal with, this thinking man’s version of The Bridge on the River Kwai makes no concessions to.
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The French release “FURYO – Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” has the same track listing as the other non Furyo version put out by the same record company “Milan Records” is the cd cover worth the extra money?? What ever you choose, this is is an excellent soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Some reviewers have compared “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” with “The Bridge On the River Kwai” (1957). The former reflects the sensibilities of a Japanese director, and the latter the sensibilities of a British director (David Lean).
Arrow Academy’s release of the 1983 Nagisa Oshima film Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence is the second time this title has been released in the UK on Blu-ray (though the US got it through the prestige Criterion Collection). After a barebones 2011 effort, Arrow have put a great deal of thought into how best to honour both the film, and the filmmaker.
Reception. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence an 82% approval rating and an average rating of 6.40 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.. The New York Times critic Janet Maslin wrote a favourable review, saying that . David Bowie plays a born leader in Nagisa Ōshima’s Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, and he plays him like a born film star. Mr. Bowie’s screen.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
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”Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” is closer to a curiosity than to a triumph, though its conception is certainly ambitious. Mr.
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: Directed by Nagisa Ôshima. With David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano. During W.W. II, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British P.O.W. and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid blood-shed.