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Japanese Cinema : Texts and Contexts - Alastair Phillips

Japanese Cinema

Texts and Contexts

By: Alastair Phillips (Editor), Julian Stringer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th November 2007
ISBN: 9780415328487
Number Of Pages: 384

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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 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.

Introduction
Silent Cinema as Experimentation, Improvisation and Cineaste Sensation: Kinugasa Teinosuke'sPage of Madness(1926)
The Salary Man's Panic Time: Ozu Yasujiro'sI Was Born, But...(1932)
Urban Modernity and the Iconography of Consumable Sexuality: Mizoguchi Kenji'sOsaka Elegy(1936)
Creative Collaborations between Media and Genre: Yamanaka Sadao'sHumanity and Paper Balloons(1937)
Fascism begins at Home: Kurosawa Akira'sNo Regrets for our Youth(1946)
Film Studies' Palimpsest: Ozu Yasujiro'sLate Spring(1949)
Mizoguchi Kenji'sLife of Oharu(1952)
The Menace from the South Seas: Honda Ishiro'sGodzilla(1954)
Kurosawa Akira'sSeven Samurai(1954)
Women's Stories in Postwar Japan: Naruse Mikio'sLate Chrysanthemums(1954)
Letting the Camera Tell the Tale: Ichikawa Kon'sConflagration(1958)
The Subject of Vernacular Modernism: Masumura Yasuzo'sGiants and Toys(1958)
Questions of the New: Oshima Nagisa'sCrual Story of Youth(1960)
The Futility of the Independent: Teshigahara Hiroshi'sWoman in the Dunes(1964)
Dark Visions of Japanese Film Noir: Suzuki Sejun'sBranded to Kill(1967)
Double Exposure: Shinoda Masahiro'sDouble Suicide(1969)
Transgression and the Politics of Porn: Oshima Nagisa'sIn the Realm of the Senses(1975)
Unsettled Visions: Imamura Shohei'sVengeance is Mine(1979)
Playing with Postmodernism: Morita Yoshimitsu'sFamily Game(1983)
Texts, Pretexts and Transgression: Yanagimachi Mitsuo'sFire Festival(1985)
Reimaging Japan through Landscape and Loss: Kore-eda Hirokazu'sMaborosi(1995)
Uniforms, Puzzles and Sights: Kitano Takeshi'sHana-Bi(1997)
Teen Horrors: Nakata Hideo'sRing(1998) andRing 2(1998)
Global Markets for Japanese Film: Miyazaki Hayao'sSpirited Away(2001)
Glossary of terms
Bibliography of Works on Japanese Film
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ISBN: 9780415328487
ISBN-10: 0415328489
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 5th November 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1