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Child’s Play

by Tyson Kubota

Created 07/18/12

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Kids being kids, before the slings and arrows of adulthood intrude… too much.

10 comments

  • By Michael Brakemeyer
    July 19, 2012
    03:44 PM

    Definitely spot with Ozu's films. I've forgotten about "Good Morning"...
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  • By Michael Brakemeyer
    July 19, 2012
    03:44 PM

    That's...SPOT ON with Ozu's films...sorry.
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  • By Baby g.
    September 28, 2012
    03:50 AM

    yeah it may be
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  • By Aleksi
    October 02, 2012
    05:22 PM

    No Zazie dans le Metro? :( Kid totally being a kid in that one... Good list otherwise, though. Like Good Morning especially...
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  • By Russell Fry
    January 29, 2013
    11:33 PM

    The 400 Blows... Au revoir les enfants... Young Törless... Ratcatcher... George Washington... The Fallen Idol... Just some friendly suggestions. Sweet List. I need to see more Ozu.
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  • By Eric Levy
    February 07, 2013
    03:01 PM

    Wonderful list Tyson! A few suggestions: Though they're not the main characters, the kids in A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE are some of the most wonderfully fleshed out characters I've seen onscreen. Another possible addition would be AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE--the opening sequence when Janet is still a little girl is just about perfect. Other additions: THE TIN DRUM and ZERO FOR CONDUCT.
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    • By Eric Levy
      February 07, 2013
      03:07 PM

      Just thought of four more: WALKABOUT, RUSHMORE, BIGGER THAN LIFE, and TIME BANDITS.
    • By Eric Levy
      February 13, 2013
      11:51 AM

      Still thinking about this list. Forgot PARIS, TEXAS. WINGS OF DESIRE kind of fits too.
  • By Eric Levy
    March 02, 2014
    06:00 AM

    Back again. I finally watched Rossellini's WAR TRILOGY, and all three films would fit this list. Children play small but crucial roles in ROME: OPEN CITY and PAISAN, and a child is the lead in GERMANY YEAR ZERO. Not easy viewing, but incredible films.
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  • By Jeffrey Leiser
    October 10, 2014
    06:09 PM

    Lotsa squeaky farts in Good Morning. A must-see
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