Takashi Nomura

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Takashi Nomura (野村孝) (February 18, 1927 – May 5, 2015) is a Japanese film director for studios including Nikkatsu.[1] The Criterion Collection described him as a "prominent, stylistically daring director".[1]

While on contract with Nikkatsu, Nomura directed films such as The Quick Draw Kid (1961).[2]

He is perhaps best known for A Colt Is My Passport (1967), influenced by French New Wave filmmakers such as Jean-Pierre Melville, and by Sergio Leone-style Westerns.[3][4] Nomura's use of still shots in the opening sequence has been compared to manga art techniques.[5]

Other films directed by Nomura include:


  1. ^ a b "Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir". The Criterion Collection.
  2. ^ Pettey, Homer B. (11 November 2014). "International Noir". Edinburgh University Press – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Hardstaff, Matthew (2010). Berra, John, ed. Japan. Intellect Books. p. 277. ISBN 978-1-84150-335-6.
  4. ^ Yau, Esther (28 April 2017). "Hong Kong Neo-Noir". Edinburgh University Press – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Lee, Laura (8 November 2017). "Japanese Cinema Between Frames". Springer – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Palmer, Bill; Palmer, Karen; Meyers, Ric (1 January 1995). The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies. Scarecrow Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-4616-7275-3.

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