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Takashi Shimizu
清水 崇
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Born (1972-07-27) 27 July 1972 (age 47)
OccupationFilmmaker

Takashi Shimizu (清水 崇 Shimizu Takashi, born 27 July 1972) is a Japanese filmmaker. He is best known for being the creator of the Ju-On franchise. According to film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon, Shimizu is "one of a new breed of Japanese horror directors" who prefers to "suggest menace and violence rather than directly depict it." [1]

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Wheeler Winston Dixon American filmmaker and scholar

Wheeler Winston Dixon is an American filmmaker and scholar. He is an expert on film history, theory and criticism. His scholarship has particular emphasis on François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, American experimental cinema and horror films. He has written extensively on numerous aspects of film, including his books A Short History of Film and A History of Horror. From 1999 through the end of 2014, he was co-editor, along with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video. He is regarded as a top reviewer of films. In addition, he is notable as an experimental American filmmaker with films made over several decades, and the Museum of Modern Art exhibited his works in 2003. He taught at Rutgers University, The New School in New York, the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and is currently the Ryan professor of film studies and English at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

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Filmography

  1. Blue Tiger (Movie, 1994, Script)
  2. Last Bronx ~Tokyo Bangaichi~ (ラストブロンクス -東京番外地-) (1997) (Video)
  3. Katasumi and 4444444444 , stories from Gakkou no kaidan G (学校の怪談G) (lit, "School Ghost Story G") (1998) (TV)
  4. Ju-on: The Curse (呪怨) (2000) (Video)
  5. Ju-on: The Curse 2 (呪怨2) (2000) (Video)
  6. 首吊り気球 伊藤潤二恐怖Collection (Video)
  7. 心霊ビデオV 本当にあった怖い話 恐怖心霊写真館 (Shin rei bideo V: Honto ni atta kowai hanashi - kyoufushin rei shashin-kan) (2000) (Video)
  8. 心霊ビデオVI 本当にあった怖い話 恐怖タレント体験談 (Shin rei bideo VI: Honto ni atta kowai hanashi - kyoufu tarento taikendan) (2000) (Video)
  9. Tomie: Re-birth (富江 rebirth) (2001)
  10. Ju-on: The Grudge (呪怨) (2002)
  11. Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (呪怨2) (2003)
  12. The Grudge (2004)
  13. Marebito (2004)
  14. Dark Tales of Japan , episode Blonde Kwaidan, (2004) (TV)
  15. The Great Horror Family , TV Series (2004–2005)
  16. Reincarnation , (輪廻 Rinne) (2005)
  17. The Grudge 2 (2006)
  18. Ten Nights of Dream (2006)
  19. The Shock Labyrinth 3D (戦慄迷宮3D) (2009)
  20. Tormented (2011)
  21. Flight 7500 (2014)
  22. Scared of the Dark (2013)
  23. Kiki's Delivery Service (2014), live-action adaptation of the novel of the same name
  24. NightCry (2015), live-action trailer for the video game NightCry , formerly known as Project Scissors [2]
  25. Resident Evil: Vendetta (Biohazard: Vendetta) (2017)
  26. Innocent Curse (こどもつかい) (2017)
  27. Hell Girl (地獄少女) (2019)
  28. Howling Village (犬鳴村) (2020)

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References

  1. Wheeler Winston Dixon, Rutgers University Press, Jul 11, 2007, Film Talk: Directors at Work, Retrieved November 10, 2014 (see page xi Introduction last paragraph), ISBN   978-0-8135-4077-1
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