The Japanese Film

The Japanese Film


  • Author : Joseph L. Anderson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780691187464


The Japanese Film Book Description :

Tracing the development of the Japanese cinema from 1896 (when the first Kinetoscope was imported) through the golden ages of film in Japan up to today, this work reveals the once flourishing film industry and the continuing unique art of the Japanese film. Now back in print with updated sections, major revaluations, a comprehensive international bibliography, and an exceptional collection of 168 stills ranging over eight decades, this book remains the unchallenged reference for all who seek a broad understanding of the aesthetic, historical, and economic elements of motion pictures from Japan....

Reading a Japanese Film

Reading a Japanese Film


  • Author : Keiko I. McDonald
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0824829395


Reading a Japanese Film Book Description :

Keiko McDonald presents a historical overview and outlines a unified approach to Japanese film theory. She analyses a wide range of work, from familiar classics by Ozu and Kurosawa to the films of a younger generation of directors....

The Japanese Cinema Book

The Japanese Cinema Book


  • Author : Hideaki Fujiki
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-04-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844576814


The Japanese Cinema Book Book Description :

The Japanese Cinema Book provides a new and comprehensive survey of one of the world's most fascinating and widely admired filmmaking regions. In terms of its historical coverage, broad thematic approach and the significant international range of its authors, it is the largest and most wide-ranging publication of its kind to date. Ranging from renowned directors such as Akira Kurosawa to neglected popular genres such as the film musical and encompassing topics such as ecology, spectatorship, home-movies, colonial history and relations with Hollywood and Europe, The Japanese Cinema Book presents a set of new, and often surprising, perspectives on Japanese film. With its plural range of interdisciplinary perspectives based on the expertise of establish...

A Hundred Years of Japanese Film
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A Hundred Years of Japanese Film


  • Author : Donald Richie
  • Publisher : Kodansha International
  • Release Date : 2005-05-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 4770029950


A Hundred Years of Japanese Film Book Description :

Donald Richie is one of the foremost authorities on Japanese cinema, and has produced several classic works, including books on the world- renowned directors Kurosawa and Ozu. Richie here offers a highly readable insider's look at the achievements of Japanese filmmakers. Donald Richie is one of the foremost authorities on Japanese cinema, and has produced several classic works, including books on the world-renowned directors Kurosawa and Ozu. Richie here offers a highly readable insider's look at the achievements of Japanese filmmakers. He begins in the late 1800s,...

The Japanese Film

The Japanese Film


  • Author : Audio Brandon Films
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Motion pictures
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015083040421


The Japanese Film Book Description :

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Japanese Films

Japanese Films


  • Author : Beverley Bare Buehrer
  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0786473797


Japanese Films Book Description :

It is a world of arranged marriages and loyalty beyond death, a world where suicide is an heroic act. Or a world where life's sadness can be echoed in the falling petals of cherry blossoms. It is a world simultaneously exotic but also universal in appeal--the world of Japan, and it is reflected beautifully in its films....

The Japanese Period Film

The Japanese Period Film


  • Author : S.A. Thornton
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-03-26
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786492169


The Japanese Period Film Book Description :

This study examines the history of the Japanese period film and proposes that a powerful relationship exists between the past and present in Japan’s narrative tradition. The first section of the book analyzes the form and function of the Japanese period film, describing the unique iconography and characteristics of films set in the past. The author also examines how the period film has allowed Japanese filmmakers to circumvent government censorship by serving as a rhetorical device with which they can explore contemporary concerns through a criticism of the past. The final section of the book contains chapters that focus on the narrative in Japanese epic, religion, theater, and modern popular literature. A complete filmography and bibliography are ...

The Imperial Screen

The Imperial Screen


  • Author : Peter B. High
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0299181340


The Imperial Screen Book Description :

From the late 1920s through World War II, film became a crucial tool in the state of Japan. Detailing the way Japanese directors, scriptwriters, company officials, and bureaucrats colluded to produce films that supported the war effort, The Imperial Screen is a highly-readable account of the realities of cultural life in wartime Japan. Widely hailed as "epoch-making" by the Japanese press, it presents the most comprehensive survey yet published of "national policy" films, relating their montage and dramatic structures to the cultural currents, government policies, and propaganda goals of the era. Peter B. High's treatment of the Japanese film world as a microcosm of the entire sphere of Japanese wartime culture demonstrates what happens when conscien...

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors


  • Author : Alexander Jacoby
  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611725315


A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors Book Description :

For film lovers and scholars, an essential resource and reference guide....

The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Film

The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Film


  • Author : Timothy Iles
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004171381


The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Film Book Description :

This study, from a variety of analytical approaches, examines ways in which contemporary Japanese film presents a critical engagement with Japan's project of modernity to demonstrate the 'crisis' in conceptions of identity. The work discusses gender, the family, travel, the 'everyday' as horror, and ways in which animated films can offer an ideal space in which an ideal conception of identity may emerge and thrive. It presents close, theoretically-informed textual analyses of the thematic issues contemporary Japanese films raise, through a wide range of genres, from comedy, family drama, and animation, to science fiction and horrror by directors such as Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Morita Yoshimitsu, Miike Takashi, Oshii Mamoru, Kon Satoshi, and Miyazaki Hayao,...