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Japanese Cinema includes twenty-four chapters on key films of Japanese cinema, from the silent era to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese cinema history and Japanese culture and society.


Studying a range of important films, from Late Spring, Seven Samurai and In the Realm of the Senses to Godzilla, Hana-Bi and Ring, the collection ...

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Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts

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Overview

Japanese Cinema includes twenty-four chapters on key films of Japanese cinema, from the silent era to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese cinema history and Japanese culture and society.


Studying a range of important films, from Late Spring, Seven Samurai and In the Realm of the Senses to Godzilla, Hana-Bi and Ring, the collection includes discussion of all the major directors of Japanese cinema including Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Oshima, Suzuki, Kitano and Miyazaki.


Each chapter discusses the film in relation to aesthetic, industrial or critical issues and ends with a complete filmography for each director. The book also includes a full glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography of readings on Japanese cinema.


Bringing together leading international scholars and showcasing pioneering new research, this book is essential reading for all students and general readers interested in one of the world’s most important film industries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134334216
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
ALASTAIR PHILLIPS AND JULIAN STRINGER

TBA: Kinugasa Teinosuke's Page of Madness (1926)
JOANNE BERNARDI

The Salary Man's Panic Time: Ozu Yasujiro's I Was Born, ButEL (1932)
ALASTAIR PHILLIPS

Urban Modernity and the Iconography of Consumable Sexuality: Mizoguchi Kenji's Osaka
Elegy (1936)
MORI TOSHIE

Creative Collaborations Between Media and Genre: Yamanaka Sadao's Humanity and Paper
Balloons (1937)
FREDA FREIBERG

Fascism Begins at Home: Kurosawa Akira's No Regrets for our Youth (1946)
JULIAN STRINGER

Film Studies' Palimset: Ozu Yasujiro's Late Spring (1949)
AB? MARK NORNES

TBA: Mizoguchi Kenji's Life of Oharu (1952)
JOAN MELLEN

The Menace From the South Seas: Honda Ishiro's Godzilla (1954)
YOMOTA INUHIKO

TBA: Kurosawa Akira's Seven Samurai (1954)
STEPHEN PRINCE

Women's Stories in Postwar Japan: Naruse Mikio's Late Chrysanthemums (1954)
CATHERINE RUSSELL

Letting the Camera Tell the Tale: Ichikawa Kon's Conflagration (1958)
KEIKO MCDONALD

The Subject of Vernacular Modernism: Masumura Yasuzo's Giants and Toys (1958)
MICHAEL RAINE

Questions of the New: Oshima Nagisa's Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
YOSHIMOTO MITSUHIRO
The Futility of the Independent: Teshigahara Hiroshi's Woman in the Dunes (1964)
MITSUYO WADA-MARCIANO

Dark Visions of Japanese Film Noir: Suzuki Seijun's Branded to Kill (1967)
MIYAO DAISUKE

Double Exposure: Shinoda Masahiro's Double Suicide (1969)
CAROLE CAVANAUGH

Transgression and the Politics of Porn: Oshima Nagisa's In the Realm of the Senses (1975)
ISOLDE STANDISH

TBA: Imamura Shohei'sVengeance is Mine (1979)
ALASTAIR PHILLIPS

Playing with Postmodernism: Morita Yoshimitsu's Family Game (1983)
AARON GEROW

Texts, Pretexts and Transgression: Yanagimachi Mitsuo's Fire Festival (1985)
DONALD RICHIE

Reimaging Japan Through Landscape and Loss: Kore-eda Hirokazu's Maborosi (1995)
DAVID DESSER

Uniforms, Puzzles, and Sights: Kitano Takeshi's Hana-Bi (1997)
DARRELL WILLIAM DAVIS

23 Teen Horrors: Nakata Hideo's Ring (1998) and Ring 2 (1998)
JULIAN STRINGER

Global Markets for Japanese Film: Miyazaki Hayao's Spirited Away (2001)
RAYNA DENISON

Glossary of Terms

Bibliography of Works on Japanese Cinema
MORI TOSHIE AND RAYNA DENISON
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