Shigehiko Hasumi

"It is only through stupidity that people can have any kind of relationship to cinema."

Collecting links to every piece of film criticism by Hasumi that I've found online, in English or translated into English. Also books and articles that talk about his work and which contain partial translations. Significant credit must be given to Adrian Martin, editor of two different online film journals that have both published Hasumi's criticism.
Fiction and the ‘Unrepresentable’: All Movies are but Variants on the Silent Film (trans. David Blust)
Countering Errors in the Age of Discovery: On the International Critical Assessment of Mikio Naruse (trans. Earl Jackson, Jr.)
Adventure: An Essay on Pedro Costa
John Ford, or The Eloquence…

  • Spies
  • Doctor Bull
  • Steamboat Round the Bend
  • The Song Lantern
  • My Darling Clementine
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Rio Grande
  • A Place in the Sun
  • Mother
  • Sound of the Mountain
  • Pyaasa
  • Tokyo Twilight
  • Breathless
  • Good-for-Nothing
  • The End of Summer
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • How the West Was Won
  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • Two in the Shadow
  • Minamata: The Victims and Their World
  • Shoah
  • Dust in the Wind
  • Casa de Lava
  • Welcome Home
  • Wild Life
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Ossos
  • Cure
  • Histoire(s) du cinéma
  • Eureka
  • In Vanda's Room
  • Pulse
  • Harmful Insect
  • Dark Water
  • Women in the Mirror
  • Bright Future
  • Café Lumière
  • Bessho Tea Factory
  • Synchronizer