Warring Clans, Flashing Blades: A Samurai Film Companion

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Stone Bridge Press, 2009 - Performing Arts - 246 pages
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"Galloway has all sorts of interesting insights and facts that'll make you want to re-watch your [favorite films], or check out some that you've never seen."--Wired magazine

Movie treasure hunter Patrick Galloway is back with fifty must-see martial-arts films that might have slipped into the shadows of your Netflix queue. Warring Clans, Flashing Blades picks up where Galloway's fan-favorite Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves left off, delving deeper into the samurai film and its spin-off genres--yakuza, ninja, and matatabi. Anyone who enjoys high-action historical dramas will delight in these epic films. Warring Clans, Flashing Blades is an essential reference for fans, and even the most jaded film buff will discover new films to fall in love with.

Includes:

  • Canon classics, such as Ran by Akira Kurosawa
  • Cult favorites like Samurai Spy and G.I. Samurai
  • Film stills and poster art
  • Cool extras, such as historical tidbits, mini-biographies, and trivia
  • Detailed production specs
  • Full index

Film critic Patrick Galloway won over readers with the film guides Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook and Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand.

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In this follow-up to his Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook, Galloway writes with panache about his favorite samurai movies of the last 40 years. His language is direct, his opinions ... Read full review

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Film critic Patrick Galloway won over readers with film guides Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook, and Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand. A lifelong student of Asian philosophy and culture, Galloway has traveled in Japan, Hong Kong, India and Nepal. He lives in the Bay Area.

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