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Censorship of Japanese films during the U.S. occupation of Japan : the cases of Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa

Author: Lars-Martin Sorensen
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates how Japanese fiction films produced during the American occupation (1945-1952) subverted occupation film censorship. This book focuses on the films of Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Yasujirō Ozu; Akira Kurosawa; Akira Kurosawa; Yasujirō Ozu; Akira Kurosawa; Yasujiro Ozu; Yasujirō Ozu; Akira Kurosawa
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars-Martin Sorensen
ISBN: 9780773446731 0773446737
OCLC Number: 427645026
Description: iii, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Framing the occupied mindset: the core audience --
Players in the arena of censorship --
Directing the national family: the occupation films of Yasujiro Ozu --
No regrets for whose youth?: the occupation films of Akira Kurosawa --
Narrowing the concentric circles: results and perspectives.
Other Titles: Censorship of Japanese films during the United States occupation of Japan
Responsibility: Lars-Martin Sorensen ; with a foreword by Stephen Prince.

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