The Samurai Film
Alain Silver deconstructs the key aspects of the Samurai film, from its focus on violence and death as a means of understanding life and the significance of swords and weaponry, to key elements and motifs such as hara-kiri, rebellion and nostalgia for Japan's feudal past.
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Review: The Samurai FilmUser Review - Ver Delivres - Goodreads
Fabulous book. Informative, and littered with astute observations. A very good attempt at producing an exhaustive study of the samurai in cinema. Gave me cause to make a list of films I wish to re ... Read full review
Review: The Samurai FilmUser Review - Jacob - Goodreads
There's a lot of useful information in this book, but most of it's bogged down in formal analysis of particular films. If you're wanting to learn more about the particular films discussed in the book ... Read full review