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Lupin the Third => General Discussion, News, etc. => Topic started by: GATSU on February 22, 2017, 03:13:49 am

Title: R.I.P. Seijun Suzuki aka that Lupin Babylon director guy
Post by: GATSU on February 22, 2017, 03:13:49 am
The Japanese press only reported about his passing today (https://twitter.com/nhk_news/status/834278050497851393), but Wikipedia has the time of death on February 13. As stated in the header, amongst Lupin fans, he is known for this kitschy take (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxzNJVYDEIE) on the gentleman thief, as well as various pink jacket tv episodes. However, among cineastes, he is better for cult action movies such as Tokyo Drifter and the more recent Pistol Opera. Quentin Tarantino is said to be a fan, and at one point, the now defunct English manga magazine anthology, Pulp, claimed that they developed the original green jacket Lupin in the style of Suzuki's films.

Correction: I was wrong (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-02-22/director-seijun-suzuki-passes-away-at-93/.112549) about the date. I guess they really did wait a week to report on the story.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Seijun Suzuki aka that Lupin Babylon director guy
Post by: Lupus Zeniga on February 22, 2017, 06:20:42 am
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-02-22/director-seijun-suzuki-passes-away-at-93/.112549

May his soul rest in peace.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Seijun Suzuki aka that Lupin Babylon director guy
Post by: Aelia on February 24, 2017, 09:34:13 pm
Branded to Kill is one of my favorite movies of all time. RIP.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Seijun Suzuki aka that Lupin Babylon director guy
Post by: Lupus Zeniga on February 25, 2017, 09:18:21 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branded_to_Kill

"Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki's film) played a role in the development of the long-running Lupin III franchise."

Is this statement accurate? If so, can anyone please explain how? I checked out the film and thought it a mix of black comedy, film noir and slick styles.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Seijun Suzuki aka that Lupin Babylon director guy
Post by: GATSU on February 25, 2017, 09:46:29 am
You can at least see his style being applied to various episodes of the pink jacket series.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Seijun Suzuki aka that Lupin Babylon director guy
Post by: Lupus Zeniga on February 25, 2017, 11:21:17 am
You can at least see his style being applied to various episodes of the pink jacket series.

Fair enough. And maybe the Red Jacket, since Anime News Network mentions Suzuki as having worked on that show.

But really, I would consider Lupin to be less random and more structured than what Suzuki did. I'd say the most Suzuki influenced Lupin is maybe in comedy and visual looks IMO.