The Japanese Period Film

Author: S.A. Thornton
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786492163
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This study examines the history of the Japanese period film and proposes that a powerful relationship exists between the past and present in Japan’s narrative tradition. The first section of the book analyzes the form and function of the Japanese period film, describing the unique iconography and characteristics of films set in the past. The author also examines how the period film has allowed Japanese filmmakers to circumvent government censorship by serving as a rhetorical device with which they can explore contemporary concerns through a criticism of the past. The final section of the book contains chapters that focus on the narrative in Japanese epic, religion, theater, and modern popular literature. A complete filmography and bibliography are included.

Representing The Japanese Occupation Of Indonesia

Author: Remco Raben
Editor: W Books
ISBN:
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Rather than a history of the war and occupation of Indonesia during the years 1942-1945, Representing the Japanese Occupation of Indonesia offers a survey of the way in which Indonesia, Japan, and the Netherlands have shaped the memory of that episode. Comparison of the memories in the three countries brings out the national patterns of memory. This volume gives an impression of the layered and pluriform nature of memory, and of the different forms of expression of memory, from the most personal level of oral testimony to the most public representation in monuments and films.

Historical Dictionary Of Japanese Cinema

Author: Jasper Sharp
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810875411
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The cinema of Japan predates that of Russia, China, and India, and it has been able to sustain itself without outside assistance for over a century. Japanese cinema's long history of production and considerable output has seen films made in a variety of genres, including melodramas, romances, gangster movies, samurai movies, musicals, horror films, and monster films. It has also produced some of the most famous names in the history of cinema: Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Beat Takeshi, Toshirô Mifune, Godzilla, The Ring, Akira, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai. The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema is an introduction to and overview of the long history of Japanese cinema. It aims to provide an entry point for those with little or no familiarity with the subject, while it is organized so that scholars in the field will also be able to use it to find specific information. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, and appendixes of films, film studios, directors, and performers. The cross-referenced dictionary entries cover key films, genres, studios, directors, performers, and other individuals. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Japanese cinema.

The Japanese Film

Author: Joseph I. Anderson
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691007922
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Tracing the development of the Japanese cinema from 1896 (when the first Kinetoscope was imported) through the golden ages of film in Japan up to today, this work reveals the once flourishing film industry and the continuing unique art of the Japanese film. Now back in print with updated sections, major revaluations, a comprehensive international bibliography, and an exceptional collection of 168 stills ranging over eight decades, this book remains the unchallenged reference for all who seek a broad understanding of the aesthetic, historical, and economic elements of motion pictures from Japan.

Dialectics Without Synthesis

Author: Naoki Yamamoto
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ISBN: 0520351800
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Dialectics without Synthesis explores Japan's active but previously unrecognized participation in the global circulation of film theory during the first half of the twentieth century. Examining a variety of Japanese theorists working in the fields of film, literature, avant-garde art, Marxism, and philosophy, Naoki Yamamoto offers a new approach to cinematic realism as culturally conditioned articulations of the shifting relationship of film to the experience of modernity. In this study, long-held oppositions between realism and modernism, universalism and particularism, and most notably, the West and the non-West are challenged through a radical reconfiguration of the geopolitics of knowledge production and consumption.

The Oxford Handbook Of Japanese Cinema

Author: Daisuke Miyao
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199731667
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This book provides a multifaceted single-volume account of Japanese cinema. It addresses productive debates about what Japanese cinema is, where Japanese cinema is, as well as what and where Japanese cinema studies is, at the so-called period of crisis of national boundary under globalization and the so-called period of crisis of cinema under digitalization.

The Japanese Occupation Of Malaya

Author: Paul H. Kratoska
Editor: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
ISBN: 9781850652847
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This study of the Japanese occupation of Malaya draws on archives, oral histories, and descriptive accounts by Japanese officers involved in the campaign. A picture emerges of a country struggling in the face of shortages of consumer goods, unemployment, high prices, a black market, and corruption.

Censorship Of Japanese Films During The U S Occupation Of Japan

Author: Lars-Martin Sorensen
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ISBN: 9780773446731
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Numerous books on Japanese film have focused on important directors, such as Gosho, Naruse, Kurosawa and Ozu, and many fine histories of Japanese film have been written. Sorensen's English-language book focuses exclusively upon the occupation period and its effects on cinema. By offering this interpretation of cinema during the occupation, Sorensen gives us a new cultural history of the period.

A New History Of Japanese Cinema

Author: Isolde Standish
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826417091
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Cinema, which first arrived in Japan in 1896 with the Kinetoscope prototype, came at the very time that Japan was transforming its economic base and society into that of a major international power. The first cinema, the Asakusa Denkikan, was opened in Tokyo in 1903 and within thirteen years three hundred cinemas had sprung up throughout the country. In A New History of Japanese Cinema: A Century of Narrative Film, Isolde Standish focuses on the historical development of Japanese film. She details an industry and an art form shaped by the competing and merging forces of traditional culture and of economic and technological innovation. Adopting a thematic, exploratory approach, Standish links the concept of Japanese cinema as a system of communication with some of the central discourses of the twentieth century: modernism, nationalism, humanism, resistance, and gender. After an introduction outlining the earliest years of cinema in Japan, Standish demonstrates cinema's symbolic position in Japanese society in the 1930s—as both a metaphor and a motor of modernity. Moving into the late thirties and early forties, Standish analyses cinema's relationship with the state-focusing in particular on the war and occupation periods. The book's coverage of the post-occupation period looks at "romance" films in particular. Avant-garde directors came to the fore during the 1960s and early seventies, and their work is discussed in depth. The book concludes with an investigation of genre and gender in mainstream films of recent years. In grappling with Japanese film history and criticism, most western commentators have concentrated on offering interpretations of what have come to be considered "classic" films. A New History of Japanese Cinema takes a genuinely innovative approach to the subject, and should prove an essential resource for many years to come. Includes an 8-page color plate section and an 8-page black and white plate section.

Chinese And Japanese Films On The Second World War

Author: King-fai Tam
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650468
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This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war is remembered in both countries, including the demonisation of Japanese soldiers in postwar socialist-era Chinese movies, and the pervasive sense of victimhood in Japanese memories of the war. However, it also shows how some Chinese directors were experimenting with alternatives interpretations of the war from as early as the 1950s, and how, despite the "resurgence of nationalism" in japan since the 1980s, the production of Japanese movies critical of the war has continued.

A Hundred Years Of Japanese Film

Author: Donald Richie
Editor: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770029959
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Richie offers movie buffs and serious film students a lively, comprehensive overview of Japanese cinema from the end of the 19th century to the present. Updated DVD and VHS listings feature new releases, classic films, and reviews.

Jidaigeki

Author: Frederic P. Miller
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ISBN: 9786130639822
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jidaigeki is a genre of film, television, and theatre in Japan. The name means period drama, and the period is usually the Edo period of Japanese history, from 1603 to 1868. Some, however, are set much earlier Portrait of Hell, for example, is set during the late Heian period - and the early Meiji era is also a popular setting. Jidaigeki show the lives of the samurai, farmers, craftsmen, and merchants of this time. Jidaigeki films are sometimes referred to as chambara movies, a word meaning sword fight, though chambara is really a sub group. They have a set of dramatic conventions including the use of makeup, language, catchphrases, and plotlines.

Contemporary Japanese Film

Author: Mark Schilling
Editor: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780834804159
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Presents some 400 reviews of Japanese films made in the 1990s. Also includes profiles of 15 Japanese directors, including Akira Kurosawa, Takeshi Kitano, and Jun Ichikawa.

The Japanese Movie

Author: Donald Richie
Editor: Tokyo, Japan : Kodansha International
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Japan

Author: John Berra
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841503355
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From the revered classics of Akira Kurosawa to the modern marvels of Takeshi Kitano, the films that have emerged from Japan represent a national cinema that has gained worldwide admiration and appreciation. The Directory of World Cinema: Japan provides an insight into the cinema of Japan through reviews of significant titles and case studies of leading directors, alongside explorations of the cultural and industrial origins of key genres. As the inaugural volume of an ambitious new series from Intellect documenting world cinema, the directory aims to play a part in moving intelligent, scholarly criticism beyond the academy by building a forum for the study of film that relies on a disciplined theoretical base. It takes the form of an A–Z collection of reviews, longer essays, and research resources, accompanied by fifty full-color film stills highlighting significant films and players. The cinematic lineage of samurai warriors, yakuza enforcers, and atomic monsters take their place alongside the politically charged works of the Japanese New Wave, making this a truly comprehensive volume.

Reading A Japanese Film

Author: Keiko I. McDonald
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824829391
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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.

A Bibliography Of The Malayan Campaign And The Japanese Period In West Malaysia Singapore And Borneo 1941 1945

Author: Justin J. Corfield
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ISBN: 9780773473522
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If there was an honour roll of bibliographies of the Malayan campaign and the Japanese occupation of Malaya, Singapore and Borneo, this work would come close to the top of the list. With over 4,000 entries, it is a formidable collection and there is no doubt that Justin Corfield's efforts will be valuable to scholars working on this important aspect of military as well as Malayan and Singapore history. Corfield has compiled a virtual treasure trove of hitherto seemingly untouched material in the form of original diaries and other unpublished personal accounts, including material not only in English and Dutch, but also in Malay and Chinese. Three indices greatly facilitate the looking up of entries.

Japanese Movies

Author: Donald Richie
Editor:
ISBN:
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Japanese Studies In The United States Part Ii Directory Of Japan Specialists And Japanese Studies Institutions In The United States And Canada

Author: Kokusai Kōryū Kikin
Editor: [Tokyo] : Japan Foundation ; Ann Arbor, MI : Association for Asian Studies
ISBN: 9780924304026
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Kurosawa

Author: Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822325192
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This work will become not only the newly definitive study of Kurosawa, but will redefine the field of Japanese cinema studies, particularly as the field exists in the west.