Bit Review: Kikujiro (1999)

Kikujiro is a japanese film in which Takeshi Kitano wrote and directed himself in. The film follows a young boy (Masao Sugiyama played by Yusuke Sekiguchi) who goes on a quest to find his mother. Takeshi Kitano who plays, Kikujiro Takeda, is forced by his wife to accompany him. A simple plot it initially seems,…

Bit Composer Analysis: Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi, whose birth name is Mamoru Fujisawa, is a Japanese film composer who is acclaimed worldwide for his scores. He was a frequent collaborator with Hayao Miyazaki and Takeshi Kitano, in which he is most popularly known for. Hisaishi has a deep appreciation for music, and like many composers he is influenced by classical…