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Kohayagawa-ke no aki / The End of Summer (1961) Yasujirō Ozu

Calum Marsh on Nothing Sacred (1937): “[Ben] Hecht and [William] Wellman regard everyone as complicit: not only the reporters and editors all too eager to seize an opportunity for a hot lead, but the people so desperate for the spectacle of news that they’re willing to accept whatever the read on the front page. A hoax, after all, requires two parties: one to lie and one to believe it.”

Calum Marsh on Nothing Sacred (1937): “[Ben] Hecht and [William] Wellman regard everyone as complicit: not only the reporters and editors all too eager to seize an opportunity for a hot lead, but the people so desperate for the spectacle of news that they’re willing to accept whatever the read on the front page. A hoax, after all, requires two parties: one to lie and one to believe it.”