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Reading a Japanese film : cinema in context

Author: Keiko I McDonald
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2006.
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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.
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McDonald, Keiko I.
Reading a Japanese film.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607750270
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keiko I McDonald
ISBN: 0824829395 9780824829391 082482993X 9780824829933
OCLC Number: 60401932
Description: ix, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Synergy of theme, style, and dialogue : Mizoguchi's Sisters of the Gion (1936) --
More about dream, song, and symbol : Kurosawa's The drunken angel (1948) --
A Meiji novel for the screen : Toyoda's The mistress (1954) --
Period film par excellence : Inagaki's samurai trilogy (Musashi Miyamoto, 1954-56) --
Master of simplicity moving hearts to pity : Ozu's Drifting weeds (1959) --
Eros, politics, and folk religion : Shindo's Onibaba (1963) --
The age-old paradox of innocence and experience : Oguri's Muddy river (1981) --
Satire on the family and education in postwar Japan : Morita's The family game (1983) --
Defeat revisited : Shinoda's MacArthur's children (1984) --
Satire on contemporary Japan : Itami's A taxing woman (1987) --
Seminal animation film : Miyazaki's My neighbor Totoro (1988) --
Cultural responses to simplicity : Kurosawa's Madadayo (1993) --
The danger and allure of phantom light : Koreeda's Mabaroshi (1995) --
Stressed-out nineties youth in laid-back sixties dress : Kitano's Kids return (1995) --
Bitter sweet childhood : Yoichi Higashi's Village of dreams (1996) --
A woman director's approach to the country family : Kawase's Suzaku (1997).
Responsibility: Keiko I. McDonald.
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"Here is a much needed book, an expert's explication of the Japaneseness of the Japanese film, and an adroit teaching on how to read and to savor the ensuing experience." - Donald Richie"

 
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