Sunday, June 25, 2017

The EQT - Rice Energy Deal -- Human Interest Story -- June 25, 2017

The update is at this link; worth a read.

A Japanese Spaghetti Western

To make a very long story very short, I happened to come across a Japanese comedy, Tampopo. I knew nothing about the movie before watching it except that it was about Japanese food and Japanese culture surrounding food.

About a third of the way through I realized that had this been an American film, the lead actor and actress would have been John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn.

After the movie, I googled "Tampopo wiki" and this is what I found:
Tampopo (literally "dandelion") is a 1985 Japanese comedy film by director Juzo Itami, starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kōji Yakusho, and Ken Watanabe. The publicity for the film calls it the first "ramen western", a play on the term Spaghetti Western (films about the American Old West made by Italian production studios).
And, yes, John Wayne, not Clint Eastwood. 

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