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Tokyo-Ga
TOKYO-GA is a 1985 documentary film (shot in spring 1983) directed by Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
ostensibly about filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu
Yasujirō Ozu
. The film ranges from explicit focus on Ozu's filmmaking—Wenders interviews Ozu’s regular cinematographer, Yuharu Atsuta, and one of Ozu’s favorite actors, Chishū Ryū —to scenes of contemporary Tokyo
Tokyo
such as pachinko and plastic food displays . Wenders introduces the film as a "diary on film." It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival . SECTIONS * Reflections on Ozu * Tokyo
Tokyo
* The center of the world * Chishū Ryū * Mu * Amusements * Wax food * Searching for images * Trains * Yuharu Atsuta * A good-byeREFERENCES * ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tokyo-Ga". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-07
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Pachinko
PACHINKO (パチンコ) is a type of mechanical game originating in Japan
Japan
and is used as both a form of recreational arcade game and much more frequently as a gambling device, filling a Japanese gambling niche comparable to that of the slot machine in Western gaming. A pachinko machine resembles a vertical pinball machine, but is different from Western pinball in several ways. First, a pachinko machine uses small (11mm diameter) steel balls, which are rented to the player by the owner (usually a "pachinko parlor," featuring many individual games in rows), while pinball games use a larger, captive ball. The pachinko balls are not only the active object, but are also the bet and the prize. The player loads one or more balls into the machine, then presses and releases a spring-loaded handle, which is attached to a padded hammer inside the machine, thus launching the ball into a metal track
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Documentary Film
A DOCUMENTARY FILM is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality , primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record . Such films were originally shot on film stock —the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video , made into a TV show, or released for screening in cinemas. "Documentary" has been described as a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries
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1985 In Film
The following is an overview of events in 1985 IN FILM, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths
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Fake Food In Japan
FAKE FOOD or FOOD SAMPLES are a model or replica of a food item made from plastic, wax, resin or similar material. These models are commonly used in restaurant street displays in Japan to represent the dishes available inside. CONTENTS * 1 Use by Japanese restaurants * 2 Other uses * 3 Manufacturing process * 4 See also * 5 References USE BY JAPANESE RESTAURANTS Model food dishes in a restaurant in Japan In Japan, (shokuhin sampuru (食品サンプル), taken from the English "sample") are widespread. During the early Shōwa period , in the late 1920s, Japanese artisans and candle makers developed food models that made it easy for patrons to order without the use of menus, which were not common in Japan at that time. Paraffin was used to create these until the mid-1980s, but because its colors faded when exposed to heat or sunlight, manufacturers later switched to vinyl chloride , which is "nearly eternal"
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Tokyo
TOKYO (/ˈtoʊkioʊ/ , Japanese: ( listen )), officially TOKYO METROPOLIS, is the capital city of Japan
Japan
and one of its 47 prefectures . The Greater Tokyo Area
Greater Tokyo Area
is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan
Japan
and the Japanese government . Tokyo
Tokyo
is in the Kantō region
Kantō region
on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu
Honshu
and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands
Ogasawara Islands
. Formerly known as Edo
Edo
, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun
Shogun
Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters
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Rotten Tomatoes
ROTTEN TOMATOES is an American review aggregator website for film and television. The company was launched in August 1998 by Senh Duong and since January 2010 has been owned by Flixster , which was, in turn, acquired in 2011 by Warner Bros
Warner Bros
. In February 2016, Rotten Tomatoes and its parent site Flixster were sold to Comcast
Comcast
's Fandango . Warner Bros. retained a minority stake in the merged entities, including Fandango. From 2007 to 2017, the website's editor-in-chief was Matt Atchity, who left in July 2017 to join The Young Turks . The name "Rotten Tomatoes" derives from the practice of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes when disapproving of a poor stage performance. From early 2008 to September 2010, Current Television aired the weekly The Rotten Tomatoes Show , featuring hosts and material from the website
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AllMovie
ALLMOVIE (previously ALL MOVIE GUIDE) is an online guide service website with information about films , television programs , and screen actors. As of 2013, AllMovie.com and the AllMovie
AllMovie
consumer brand are owned by All Media Network . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORY For more details on AllMovie's history, see All Media Network § History . AllMovie
AllMovie
was founded by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine , who also founded AllMusic and AllGame
AllGame
. The AllMovie
AllMovie
database was licensed to tens of thousands of distributors and retailers for point-of-sale systems, websites and kiosks
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IMDb
IMDB, formerly known as INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE, is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews, operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon . As of December 2017 , IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database, as well as 83 million registered users. The site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Users with a proven track record of submitting factual data are given instant approval for minor additions such as filming locations. However, image, name, character name, plot summaries, and title changes are screened before publication, and usually take between 24–72 hours to appear
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German Language
No official regulation ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
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Un Certain Regard
UN CERTAIN REGARD (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a section of the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
's official selection. It is run at the salle Debussy, parallel to the competition for the Palme d\'Or . This section was introduced in 1978 by Gilles Jacob. The name literally means "a certain glance" but is understood by French speakers to mean "from another point of view." Here it means films with various types of visions and styles, which tell their stories in nontraditional ways. This section presents 20 "original and different" works which seek international recognition. PRIX UN CERTAIN REGARD WINNERSIn 1998, the PRIX UN CERTAIN REGARD was introduced to the section to recognize young talent and to encourage innovative and daring works by presenting one of the films with a grant to aid its distribution in France. Since 2005, the prize consists of € 30,000 financed by the Groupama GAN Foundation
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West Germany
50°44′02″N 7°05′59″E / 50.73389°N 7.09972°E / 50.73389; 7.09972 Coordinates : 50°44′02″N 7°05′59″E / 50.73389°N 7.09972°E / 50.73389; 7.09972 LANGUAGES German GOVERNMENT Federal parliamentary constitutional republic PRESIDENT • 1949–1959 Theodor Heuss • 1959–1969 Heinrich Lübke • 1969–1974 Gustav Heinemann
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Werner Herzog
WERNER HERZOG (German: ; born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema , along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder , Margarethe von Trotta
Margarethe von Trotta
, Volker Schlöndorff
Volker Schlöndorff
, Werner Schröter , and Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
. Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut
François Truffaut
once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting
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French Language
FRENCH (le français ( listen ) or la langue française ) is a Romance language
Romance language
of the Indo-European family . It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
, as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance , the spoken Latin
Latin
in Gaul
Gaul
, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d\'oïl —languages historically spoken in northern France
France
and in southern Belgium
Belgium
, which French ( Francien ) has largely supplanted
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English Language
ENGLISH is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now the third most widespread native language in the world, after Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
and Spanish , as well as the most widely spoken Germanic language . Named after the Angles
Angles
, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to Great Britain
Great Britain
, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
. It is closely related to the other West Germanic languages
Germanic languages
of Frisian , Low German/Low Saxon , German , Dutch , and Afrikaans
Afrikaans
. The English vocabulary has been significantly influenced by French (a Romance language ), Norse (a North Germanic language ), and by Latin
Latin

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Japanese Language
JAPANESE (日本語, Nihongo, or ( listen )) is an East Asian language spoken by about 126 million people, primarily in Japan
Japan
, where it is the national language . It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan ) language family, and its relation to other languages, such as Korean , is debated. Japanese has been grouped with language families such as Ainu , Austroasiatic , and the now-discredited Altaic , but none of these proposals has gained widespread acceptance. Little is known of the language's prehistory, or when it first appeared in Japan. Chinese documents from the 3rd century recorded a few Japanese words, but substantial texts did not appear until the 8th century. During the Heian period (794–1185), Chinese had considerable influence on the vocabulary and phonology of Old Japanese
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