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Stray dogs & lone wolves : the samurai film handbook

Author: Patrick Galloway
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves is a critical guide to over 50 top samurai films, including such masterworks as the Oscar-winning Gate of Hell, Yojimbo (remade five times, including A Fistful of Dollars), the influential Lady Snow-blood, and newly released hits like Takeshi Kitano's Zatoichi. Also here is background information on the samurai era in Japan, the Japanese film industry, and the key actors and directors like  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Galloway
ISBN: 1880656930 9781880656938
OCLC Number: 58985781
Description: 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The world of the samurai --
Ch. 2. The samurai film genre --
Ch. 3. The artists --
Ch. 4. Seeing the films --
Ch. 5. The '50s --
Rashomon --
Gate of hell --
Seven samurai --
Samurai 1 : Musashi Miyamoto --
Samurai 2 : duel at Ichijoji Temple --
Samurai 3 : duel on Ganryu Island --
Throne of blood --
The hidden fortress --
Ch. 6. The early '60s --
Yojimbo --
Sanjuro --
Harakiri --
The tale of Zatoichi --
The tale of Zatoichi continues --
Destiny's son --
Chushingura --
New tale of Zatoichi --
Sleepy eyes of death : the Chinese Jade --
Ch. 7. The mid '60s --
Adventures of Zatoichi --
Kwaidan --
Three outlaw samurai --
Sleepy eyes of death : sword of seduction --
Samurai assassin.
Other Titles: Stray dogs and lone wolves
Responsibility: Patrick Galloway.
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With over 50 reviews of a wide variety of movies, this book surveys Japan's samurai film genre and its heroes. 40 photos.  Read more...

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