We extend our thanks once more to the Taiwan Film & Audio-visual Institute for making these three Lin Tuan-Chiu films available. In this podcast we discuss Six Suspects, a 1965 mystery/noir that was never released. We discuss its peculiar flashback structure, the beauty of the imagery and composition in contrast to the other somewhat clunky aspects of narration, what the film tells us about the culture, its possible relation to Ozu in terms of compositions and to mid 60s Japanese Crime Drama in relation to look and style. A somewhat unsatisfying film that we nonetheless encourage people to see.
The podcast can also be listened to on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2zWZ7Egdy6xPCwHPHlOOaT
You may want to see the trailer for the film below, which gives a good flavour of what the film’s like:
We refer to the following images in the podcast:
Filmed from Outsisde:
Ways of breaking up the frame:
I also enclose the following clips as illustrations of:
Bad Acting and First Transition
On Location Shooting
The Following Images may also be of interest:
The Taiwan Film & Audio-visual Institute’s You Tube page may be found here:
and the next films its made available for the next few days are:
The Bride Who Has Returned From Hell, 1965
Foolish Bride, Naive Bridegroom (1967)
Dangerous Youth (1969)
all by Hsin Chi, so that’s what we will be exploring in the next few podcasts.