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Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film

Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film

by Darrell William Davis
     
 

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Explores the role of 1930s Japanese cinema in the construction of a national identity and in the larger context of Japan's encounter-and struggle-with the West and modernity. Davis lends a new perspective to such celebrated films as Gate of Hell, Kagemusha, and Ran.

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Explores the role of 1930s Japanese cinema in the construction of a national identity and in the larger context of Japan's encounter-and struggle-with the West and modernity. Davis lends a new perspective to such celebrated films as Gate of Hell, Kagemusha, and Ran.

Editorial Reviews

Film Quarterly
An ambitious attempt to place . . . [jidaigeki or historical drama] in their social and political context. In doing so, [Davis] explores the importance of these films in forging a national identity. . . . A thought-provoking study designed for a broad audience ranging from film scholars to historians of Japanese culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231102315
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/15/1996
Series:
Film and Culture Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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