Tokyo Drifter/Fun Facts

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< Tokyo Drifter
  • The colorful style of the classic anime Lupin the Third was inspired by this film; both feature characters in colored suits, have a very comical and playful undertone, and have a general emphasis on entertainment over logic.
  • Quentin Tarantino's film Kill Bill Volume 1 appears to pay homage to Tokyo Drifter in that both movies are black and white before the opening credits and then in color after the opening credits.
  • Was shot and edited in 28 days.
  • The high-stylizing of the cinematography contrasting colorful background sets and costumes with gangster wearing sunglasses and guns will later influence the filming styles of Quentin Tarantino, Johnnie To, and Takeshi Kitano.
  • This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #39.
  • TOKYO NAGAREMONO series. #1 of 2 films.
  • That is lead actor Tetsuya Watari singing the title song.
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