Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers [NOOK Book]

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With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first director to make two films about the same event. Eastwood's films examine the battle over Iwo Jima from two nations' perspectives, in two languages, and embody a passionate view on conflict, enemies, and heroes. Together these works tell the story behind one of history?s most famous photographs, Leo Rosenthal?s "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima." In this volume, international ...
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Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

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Overview


With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first director to make two films about the same event. Eastwood's films examine the battle over Iwo Jima from two nations' perspectives, in two languages, and embody a passionate view on conflict, enemies, and heroes. Together these works tell the story behind one of history’s most famous photographs, Leo Rosenthal’s "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima." In this volume, international scholars in political science and film, literary, and cultural studies undertake multifaceted investigations into how Eastwood's diptych reflects war today. Fifteen essays explore the intersection among war films, American history, and Japanese patriotism. They present global attitudes toward war memories, icons, and heroism while offering new perspectives on cinema, photography, journalism, ethics, propaganda, war strategy, leadership, and the war on terror.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231850445
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Kate E. Taylor-Jones is lecturer in visual culture at Bangor University, Wales. Her research concerns the visual culture of Japan, South Korea, and gender in visual culture. She has published widely on a variety of topics, including colonial Japanese and Korean cinema, cinema and landscape in East Asia, and domestic violence and the sex trade. She is currently working on an AHRC funded monograph study examining the colonial visual culture of Japan (1938—1945).

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction: Rising Sun and Divided LandCinematic Japan and Korea: A Long and Turbulent HistoryIm Kwon-taek and the March of TimeFilm Analysis: ChihwaseonFukasaku Kinji and Beginning With a BombFilm Analysis: Battle RoyaleLee Chang-dong and the Trauma of HistoryFilm Analysis: Secret SunshineThe Legacy of a Violent Man: Kitano TakeshiFilm Analysis: Hana-biTwisted Histories: Park Chan-wook and the Legacy of Personal TraumaFilm Analysis: OldboyThe Lone Woman: Kawase NaomiFilm Analysis: SharaBad Guy: Kim Ki-dukFilm Analysis: Bad GuyMiike Takashi: Welcome to the Dark SideFilm Analysis: Visitor QConclusionBibliographyFilmography and Further Viewing SuggestionsKey Electronic Resources for Japanese and Korean FilmIndex

Wallflower Press

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