The A-Z of Ozu

A bluffers' guide to the films of Yasujiro Ozu


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Ozu remade or updated his old films on several occasions. ‘Good Morning’ (1959) – about two boys nagging their parents to buy them a TV set – was a remake of 1932’s ‘I Was Born, but…’; ‘A Story of Floating Weeds’ (1934) was remade as ‘Floating Weeds’ (1959); and the central father-daughter dynamic of ‘Late Spring’ (1949) was retooled to feature a mother and daughter in 1960’s ‘Late Autumn’.