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Nippon Modern : Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Author: Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
Publisher: Honolulu University of Hawaii Press [2008] © 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shochiku Kamata Film Studios (1920-1936), the focus of this study, was the only studio that continued filmmaking in Tokyo following the city's complete destruction. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano points to the influence of the new urban culture in Shochiku's interwar films, acclaimed as modan na eiga, or modern films, by and for Japanese. Wada-Marciano's thought-provoking examinations illustrate the reciprocal relationship  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
ISBN: 9780824863746 0824863747 0824831829 9780824832407 082483240X 9780824831820
OCLC Number: 1022086482
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 26 betw illustrations.
Responsibility: Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.

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A study of Japanese cinema in the 1920s and 1930s, a period in which the country's film industry was at its prolific and a time when cinema played a singular role in shaping Japanese modernity. It  Read more...

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"Devastated by the 1923 earthquake, Tokyo re-built itself in symbiosis with an image of modernity concocted by its own film studios. Nippon Modern renders that image, aspect after fascinating aspect, Read more...

 
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