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What is Japanese cinema? : a history

Author: Inuhiko Yomota; Phil Kaffen
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What might Godzilla and Kurosawa have in common? What, if anything, links Ozu's sparse portraits of domestic life and the colorful worlds of anime? In this book, Yomota Inuhiko provides a concise history of Japanese film that shows how cinema tells the story of Japan's modern age. Discussing popular works alongside auteurist masterpieces, Inuhiko considers films in light of both Japanese cultural particularities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Inuhiko Yomota; Phil Kaffen
ISBN: 9780231191630 0231191634 9780231191623 0231191626
OCLC Number: 1064780660
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: "Originally published in the Japanese as Nihon eigash 110 nen (Tokyo: Shueisha, 2014)"--Title page verso.
Translated from the Japanese.
Description: xviii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Motion pictures: 1896-1918 --
The rise of silent film: 1917-1930 --
The first golden age: 1927-1940 --
Japanese cinema during wartime --
Film production in the colonies and occupied lands --
Japanese cinema under American occupation: 1945-1952 --
Toward a second golden age: 1952-1960 --
Upheaval amidst steady decline: 1961-1970 --
Decline and torpor: 1971-1980 --
The collapse of the studio system: 1981-1990 --
The indies start to flourish: 1991-2000 --
Within a production bubble: 2001-2011.
Other Titles: Nihon eigashi 110-nen.
Responsibility: Yomota Inuhiko ; translated by Philip Kaffen.

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