Directoyr of World Cinema: Japan 2, Volume 2

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John Berra
Intellect Books, 2012 - Art - 375 pages
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Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first installment of Directory of World Cinema: Japan, this volume continues the exploration of the enduring classics, cult favorites, and contemporary blockbusters of Japanese cinema with new contributions from leading critics and film scholars. Among the additions to this volume are in-depth treatments of two previously unexplored genres--youth cinema and films depicting lower-class settings--considered alongside discussions of popular narrative forms, including J-Horror, samurai cinema, anime, and the Japanese New Wave. Accompanying the critical essays in this volume are more than 150 new film reviews, complemented by full-color film stills, and significantly expanded references for further study. From the Golden Age to the film festival favorites of today, Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2 completes this comprehensive treatment of a consistently fascinating national cinema.
 

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Contents

JHorror Japanese Horror
194
Jidaigeki Period Drama
224
Nuberu bagu The Japanese New Wave
254
Seishun eiga Japanese Youth Cinema
282
Shomingeki Lower Class Life
302
Yakuza Gangster
324
Recommended Reading
350
Japanese Cinema Online
354

Directors
45
Alternative Japan
64
Anime Animation
106
Chambara Samurai Cinema
144
Contemporary Blockbusters
164
Test Your Knowledge
364
Notes on Contributors
367
Filmography
372
BackCover
376
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John Berra is a lecturer in film studies at Nanjing University. He is the author ofDeclarations of Independence: American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production and the editor ofDirectory of World Cinema: Japan and Directory of World Cinema: American Independent, also published by Intellect.

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