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Japanese Cinema Texts and Contexts [PDF / EPUB] 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 cult Japanese Cinema includes twenty four chapters on Texts and PDF Ë 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 societyStudying 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 MiyazakiEach chapter discusses the film in relation to aesthetic industrial Japanese Cinema Kindle - 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 cinemaBringing 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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    1721102Japanese Cinema Texts and Contexts 2007 edited by Alastair Phillips and Julian Stringer is another essential collection of essays on Japanese films 24 in total listed in chronological order There are essays from several of my favorite Japanese films critics Joan Mellen Donald Richie Keiko McDonald David Desser etc and essays on some of my favorite Japanese films Late Spring The Life of Oharu Seven Samurai Woman in the Dunes etc However there were several new critics and films to experience as wellIt turns out that the essay I selected for use in my Japanese Cinema in English class The Imagination of the Transcendent Kore eda Hirokazu's Marbosi from David Desser was included in this volume It is a very engaging essay about an arresting film that I felt was essential for the second semester curriculum After that I read Darrell William Davis' essay Therapy for Him and Her Kitano Takeshi's HanaBi since it was the last film watched in my Japanese Cinema class of late Then I read Catherine Russell's essay Women's Stories in Post War Japan Naruse Mikio's Late Chrysanthemums first since I had just watched the film and now look forward to reading Russell's book The Cinema of Naruse Mikio Women and Japanese Modernity I think she made some interesting observations about Naruse women in Japan in the 50s and the source material from Fumiko Hayashi I'd like to read some of her original source material since Naruse adapted so much of it Then it was onto to films and critics that I was familar with and like starting with Joan Mellen's essay History Through Cinema Mizoguchi Kenji's The Life of Oharu I just watched it a few months ago as it was given the Criterion treatment and released in 2013 I was also eager to read Abe Mark Nornes's essay The Riddle of the Vase Ozu Yasujiro's Late Spring since I have read Adam Mars Jones single volume work on the same film Noriko's Smiling They both discuss interpretations from other critics like Richie Paul Schrader and others while coming to different conclusions about Ozu's cinematic style I have also seen Mizoguchi's oneof my favorite Japanese directors Osaka Elegy so next in line was Toshie Mori's All for Money Mizoguchi Kenji's Osaka Elegy The I got a rare chance to read an essay about one of my other favorite Japanese film makers Shohei Imamaura with Alastair Phillips' essay Unsettled Visions Imamaura Shohei's Vengeance is Mine I found DP Martinez's essay Seven Samurai and Six Women Kurosawa Akira's Seven Samurai fascinating in its analysis of women's roles in that mostly male ensemble film I was eually disappointed in Mitsuyo Wada Marciano's essay Ethnicizing the Body and Film Teshigahara Hiroshi's Woman in the Dunes which does little to illuminate the meaning of one of my favorite Japanese films Daisuke Miyao in his essay Dark Visions of Japanese Film Noir Suzuki Seijun's Branded To Kill looked at the hard boiled elements of Suzuki's film Carole Cavanaugh's essay Eroticism in Two Dimensions Shinoda Masahiro's Double Suicide makes me want to watch the film again Isolde Standish analyzes the controversy of Oshima's seminal film in Transgression and the Politics of Porn Oshima Nagisa's In The Realm of the Senses In Linda Erlich's essay Community and Connection Itami Junzo's Tampopo she makes some interesting observations about one of the first non monster Japanese films I ever saw Julian Stringer's essay The Original and the Copy Nakata Hideo's Ring focuses on the films relationship to other media Global Markets for Anime Mizayzaki Hayao's Spirited Away looks at how this film became part of a global cinema Maybe the first Japanese films I saw were monster movies as a child Inuhiko Yomota's essay The Menace from the South Seas Honda Ishiro's Godzilla offers a critical perspective on the film and suggests that Honda is as worthy of study as KurosawaThere were several films that I hadn't seen and could access so I watched them first and then read the following essays A Cinematic Creation Ichikawa Kon's Conflagration by Keiko McDonlad Moderation without Modernity Masumura Yasuzo's Giants and Toys by Michael Raine uestions of the New Oshima Nagisa's Cruel Story of Youth by Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto Playing with Postmodernism Morita Yoshimitsu's The Family Game by Aaron Gerow and The Salaryman's Panic Time Ozu Yasujiro's I Was Born But by Alstair Phillips There were a few films that I wasn't able to track down but read the essays anyway Turning Serious Yamanaka Sadao's Humanity and Paper Balloons by Freda Feiberg Country Retreat Shimizu Hiroshi's Ornamental Hairpin by Alexander Jacoby and Donald Richie's Transgression and Retribution Yanagimachi Mitsuo's Fire Festival


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