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Ozu's Tokyo Story : Cambridge Film Handbooks - David Desser

Ozu's Tokyo Story

Cambridge Film Handbooks

By: David Desser (Editor)


Published: 15th September 1997
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Ozu's Tokyo Story is generally regarded as one of the finest films ever made. Universal in its appeal, it is also considered to be "particularly Japanese." Exploring its universality and cultural specificity, this collection of specially commissioned essays demonstrates the multiple planes on which the film can be appreciated. Among the topics discussed are Ozu's relationship to aspects of Japanese tradition, situating the film within artistic modes, religious systems and beliefs, and socio-cultural and familial formations; and an analysis of how Ozu has been misunderstood in Western criticism.

' ... a text so varied that will surely find its way into many university classes.' Monumenta Nipponica

A filmmaker for all seasons David Desser
OzuÆs Tokyo Story and the ærecastingÆ of McCareyÆs Make Way for Tomorrow
Travel toward and away: Furusato and journey in Tokyo Story
OzuÆs mother Darrell
Buddhism in Tokyo Story
Sunny skies
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ISBN: 9780521484350
ISBN-10: 0521484359
Series: Cambridge Film Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 15th September 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.3