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World Film Locations: Tokyo

From Tokyo Story to Godzilla, You Only Live Twice to Enter the Void, World Film Locations: Tokyo presents a kaleidoscopic view of one of the world’s most exciting cities through the lens of cinema. Illustrated throughout with dynamic screen shots, this volume in Intellect’s World Film Locations series spotlights fifty key scenes from classic and contemporary films shot in Tokyo, accompanied by insightful essays that take us from the wooden streets of pre-nineteenth-century Edo to the sprawling “what-if” megalopolis of science fiction and fantasy anime. Important themes and players—among them Akira Kurosawa, Samuel Fuller, and Sofia Coppola—are individually considered. For the film scholar, or for all those who love Japanese cinema and want to learn more, World Film Locations: Tokyo will be an essential guide.

128 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2011

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"A celluloid anthology of immense archival value."

Japan Times

Table of Contents


Tokyo: City of the Imagination
      Jon Jung
Map of Scenes 1–7: 1927–1951
Worst of Times/Best of Times: Post-War Tokyo in Film
      Eric Evans
Map of Scenes 8–14: 1951–1966
Tokyo Must Burn! The End of the World Through Anime Eyes
      Samuel Jamier
Map of Scenes 15–21: 1966–1978
Tokyo Stories: The Humanistic Cityscape of Yasujiro Ozu
      John Berra
Map of Scenes 22–28: 1980–1997
Strangers Among Us: A Cinematic View of Immigrants in Tokyo
      Roberta Novielli
Map of Scenes 29–36: 1997–2002
Shinjuku: Dawn is Wet
      Stephen Sarrazin
Map of Scenes 37–45: 2003–2009
Edo: Old Tokyo Resurrected on Film
      Reiko Tahara

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