"Branded to Kill by Oeming
Branded to Kill is one of my favorite crime films. It's not the BEST crime film, but it's one of my favorites because of the balance of a straight forward crime film and art. Director Seijun Suzuki was never afraid to do deliver his vision to an audience, even if it hurt his career. He did however, balance his artistic vision with the powers that be by delivering his vision FAST and under budget, allowing him artistic freedom while being able to feed his family:)
This crime film drips of style and hallucinatory vision that has been homaged by Jim Jarmusch (especially in the brilliant Ghost Dog which is almost a remake) and others including myself in the butterfly/moth scene in Cross Bronx with Ivan Brandon and this image I redid can easily be found online. Check it out if you get the chance. It's a great film.
Posted by Oeming