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November 6, 2012

Episode 87: Pastoral - To Die in Country (1974)

Episode 87:  Pastoral - To Die in Country (1974) 寺山修司 - 田園に死すSpecial Guest: Steven C. Ridgely

Shuji Terayama's Pastoral - To Die In Country / Den-en ni shisu / 田園に死す is the eclectic filmmaker's second feature film. It's the story of a filmmaker telling the tale of his young life and revising it on the fly in a highly stylized, artful work that should not be missed.

Buy Steven Ridgley's Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Shuji
Read Andrew Grant's piece on Terayama, Oedipal Ketchup in Cashiers du Cinemart 14
Visit the Terayama Museum official site
Visit Image Forum's details about their Terayama shorts collection

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