Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts
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.
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Ozu Yasujirōs I Was Born But 1932
Mizoguchi Kenjis Osaka Elegy 1936
Yamanaka Sadaos Humanity and Paper Balloons 1937
Shimizu Hiroshis Ornamental Hairpin 1941
Ozu Yasujirōs Late Spring 1949
Mizoguchi Kenjis The Life of OHaru 1952
Honda Ishirōs Godzilla 1954
Shinoda Masahiros Double Suicide 1969
Ōshima Nagisas In the Realm of the Senses 1976
Imamura Shōheis Vengeance is Mine 1979
Morita Yoshimitsus The Family Game 1983
Yanagimachi Mitsuos Fire Festival 1985
Itami Jūzōs Tampopo 1985
Koreeda Hirokazus Maborosi 1995
Kitano Takeshis HanaBi 1997
Kurosawa Akiras Seven Samurai 1954
Naruse Mikios Late Chrysanthemums 1954
Ichikawa Kons Conflagration 1958
Masumura Yasuzōs Giants and Toys 1958
Ōshima Nagisas Cruel Story of Youth 1960
Teshigahara Hiroshis Woman in the Dunes 1964
Suzuki Seijuns Branded to Kill 1967