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Directory of World Cinema: Japan 3

Back for a second encore following the success of the first two installments, this volume takes as its subject not the genres or movements that constitute the cinema of the Land of the Rising Sun but the filmmakers themselves. Focusing entirely on directors, the contributors here offer over forty essays on key Japanese auteurs, ranging from the Golden Age to the New Wave to the present day, including of trend-setting and taboo-breaking genre specialists who have achieved a significant cult following.

Though the spotlight is on the filmmakers, this new volume continues to consider a wide range of genres associated with Japanese cinema, including animation, contemporary independent cinema, J-Horror, the New Wave, period drama, science fiction, and yakuza.

Like its predecessors, Directory of World Cinema: Japan 3 endeavors to move scholarly criticism of Japanese film out of the academy and into the hands of cinephiles the world over. This volume will be warmly welcomed by those with an interest in Japanese cinema that extends beyond its established names to equally remarkable filmmakers who have yet to receive such rigorous attention.  

300 pages | 50 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2015  

Directory of World Cinema

Film Studies

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Table of Contents


Introduction by the Editor

Films of the Year
Hard Romanticker
A Letter to Momo
No Man’s Zone

Festival Focus
Tokyo Filmex and the Problem of the Niche

Industry Spotlight
Interview with Susumu Hani

Shinji Aoyama
Kinji Fukasaku
Kazuo Hara
Yasuharu Hasebe
Eikoh Hosoe
Jun Ichikawa
Kon Ichikawa
Shohei Imamura
Katsuhito Ishii
Teruo Ishii
Shunji Iwai
Akio Jissoji
Ryuhei Kitamura
Takeshi Kitano
Masaki Kobayashi
Masaru Konuma
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Akira Kurosawa
Yasuzo Masumura
Hitoshi Matsumoto
Takashi Miike
Kenji Misumi
Goro Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
Kenji Mizoguchi
Yoshimitsu Morita
Hideo Nakata
Mamoru Oshii
Nagisa Oshima
Yasujiro Ozu
Kaneto Shindo
Makoto Shinkai
Masahiro Shinoda
Sion Sono
Seijun Suzuki
Isao Takahata
Yuki Tanada
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Yutaka Tsuchiya
Shin’ya Tsukamoto
Koji Wakamatsu
Mitsuo Yanagimachi
Takahisa Zeze

Recommended Reading
Japanese Cinema Online
Test Your Knowledge
Notes on Contributors

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