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Contemporary Japanese Film - Mark Schilling

Contemporary Japanese Film

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780834804159
Number Of Pages: 400

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This comprehensive look at Japanese cinema in the 1990s includes nearly four hundred reviews of individual films and a dozen interviews and profiles of leading directors and producers. Interpretive essays provide an overview of some of the key issues and themes of the decade, and provide background and context for the treatment of individual films and artists.
In Mark Schilling's view, Japanese film is presently in a period of creative ferment, with a lively independent sector challenging the conventions of the industry mainstream. Younger filmmakers are rejecting the stale formulas that have long characterized major studio releases, reaching out to new influences from other media--television, comics, music videos, and even computer games--and from both the West and other Asian cultures. In the process they are creating fresh and exciting films that range from the meditative to the manic, offering hope that Japanese film will not only survive but thrive as it enters the new millennium.

Prefacep. 7
Mainstream Japanese Filmp. 14
The New Breed of Japanese Filmp. 35
The New Wave of the Ninetiesp. 43
Interviews and Profiles
Masahiro Shinodap. 53
Akira Kurosawap. 56
Yoji Yamadap. 61
Kazuyoshi Okuyamap. 64
Yoichi Saip. 66
Isao Takahatap. 68
Shunji lwaip. 70
Masayuki Suop. 72
Juzo Itamip. 74
Naomi Sentop. 84
Makoto Shinozakip. 87
Takeshi Kitanop. 91
Jun Ichikawap. 101
Takenori Sentop. 107
Hirokazu Koreedap. 116
Photosp. 119
Film Reviews (alphabetical by Japanese title)p. 133
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9780834804159
ISBN-10: 0834804158
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1