Category: 1949

1949, Movies

野良犬 aka Nora Inu (1949, Akira Kurosawa)

I have Toshiro Mifune, the biggest Japanese actor of his generation, in more films that I could count. But when I first saw him in this, I didn’t even recognize him. I guess it’s his age and lack of beard. So many of the films I’ve seen him in were made just a bit later.

1935, 1937, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1958, 2008, Music

The Definitive Collection (2008) by Billie Holiday

Full disclosure: I do not like vocal jazz (as you know). This is a compilation of 22 tracks over the course of Holiday’s career. I have no idea how definitive it actually is, as I do not know her at all, beyond her reputation as one of the great singers of the century, and “Strange …