LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (2023)

Books about Japanese movies



  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (2)What are Japanese movies? : historypass throughShita Inuhiko? Philip Caffin (translator)

    Signature: PN1993.5.J3 N542513 2019

    ISBN: 9780231191630

    Release date: 16-04-2019

    “What can Godzilla and Kurosawa have in common? If anything, what connects Ozu's stark depictions of family life to the colorful world of anime? In this book, Inuhiko Yotsuta gives a concise history of Japanese cinema, showing how cinema is for the modern era in Japan. Inuhiko discusses popular works alongside auteur masterpieces and considers cinema in light of the distinctiveness of Japanese culture and cinema as a universal art form. Covers the historical, technological and global context of Japanese cinema from the silent era to the rise of J-horror. Inuhiko shows how Japanese cinema has been influenced by traditional art forms such as kabuki theater as well as foreign influences such as Hollywood and Italian neorealism. Along the way, he considers the first golden age of Japanese cinema. colonial cinema in Korea, Manchuria and Taiwan, the impact of World War II and the American occupation, the international development of the Japanese film industry in the 1950s and 1960s, technological challenges and changes. and featuring Japanese cinema, Inuhiko provides insight into classic directors such as Akira Kurosawa, Ozu, Suzuki and Hayao Miyazaki, as well as genre films, documentaries, insightful readings of independent films and pornography.' - From the publisher

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (3)A Century of Japanese Cinema: A Concise History, Guide to Selected DVDs and Moviespass throughDonald Rich? Paul Schrader (Foreword)

    Reference: PN1993.5.J3 R47115 2012

    ISBN: 9781568364391

    Release date: 09-07-2012

    One Hundred Years of Japanese Cinema by Donald Ritchie, the leading Western expert on Japanese cinema, presents an insightful, detailed and richly illustrated history of Japanese cinema. Titled "The Titan of Japanese Art Criticism" by Time magazine, Ritchie takes us from the beginnings of Japanese cinema in the late 19th century, through the achievements of Akira Kurosawa, Mizoguchi and Ozu, to the outstanding works of contemporary filmmakers. This revised edition analyzes the latest trends in Japanese cinema, such as the revival of the horror genre, and showcases today's emerging directors and their work. " - from the publisher

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (4)A New History of Japanese Cinemapass throughtraditional insulation

    Reference: PN1993.5.J3 S72 2006

    ISBN: 9780826417909

    Release date: 2006-05-08

    “In the new history of Japanese cinema, Isolde Standish focuses on the historical development of Japanese cinema. In detail the industry and art form shaped by the competing and converging forces of traditional culture and economic and technological innovation. Adopting the themes of the Exploratory Method, Standish combines the concept of Japanese cinema as a communication system with some of the major discourses of the 20th century: modernism, nationalism, humanism, resistance and gender.'

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (5)Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to Japanese New Wave Cinemapass throughDavid Deezer

    Signature: PN1993.5.J3 D47 1988

    ISBN: 9780253204691

    Release date: 05-22-1988

    "The decade of the 1960s brought a 'new wave' of cinema, whose creators were revolutionary and challenged cinematic conventions and the entire culture. Until now, Japanese New Wave cinema has been largely ignored. Eros Increases Slaughter (taking its title from the 1969 film Yoshishige) was the first major study devoted to the study and interpretation of Japanese new wave cinema. Desser organized his book around defining themes. Chapters delve into the youth, identities, gender, and women exhibited in Japanese cinema in the 1960s, Desser's research in Japanese film archives, his interviews with key figures in the movement, and his insight into Japanese culture make up a solid and balanced analysis by Oshima, Shinoda, Imamura, Yoshida, Suzuki and others. publisher

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (6)Reading Japanese Cinema: Cinema in Contextpass throughKeiko I. McDonald's

    Reference: PN1993.5.J3 M363 2006

    ISBN: 9780824829391

    Release date: 30-11-2005

    "Keiko McDonald provides a historical overview and outlines a unified approach to Japanese film theory. Analyzes a wide range of works, from the well-known classics of Ozu and Kurosawa to the films of the newest generation of directors" - from the publisher

See also

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (7)Japanese Documentary: From the Meiji Era to Hiroshimapass throughAbe MacNones

    Reference: PN1995.9.D6 N59 2003

    ISBN: 9780816640454

    Release date: 15-07-2003

    “Among Asian countries – where until recently documentary production was largely controlled by the central government – ​​Japan stands out for its dynamic documentary industry. However, aesthetically, historically and politically, Japanese documents still exist outside of Japan Little known and largely unexplored. It is the first English-language study of the subject, providing an illuminating, closer look at the first fifty years of Japanese documentary theory and practice. From 19th-century films made abroad, beginning and ending with the first two films made after Japan's surrender in 1945, Abe Maknones moves from "documentary prehistory" through the innovations of cinematic proletarian cinema to a style which began and continues to develop with films about the Manchurian Incident and the intensification of the Convention since the Pacific War. Nornes uses a variety of archival sources—including Japanese studio recordings, secret police reports, government memos, letters, court-martial testimony, and more—to document the shift in documentary style and historical development. Compared to modern Japan.' - From the publisher

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (8)Yakuza Movie Book: Your Guide to Yakuza Moviespass throughWhen Schilling

    Signature: PN1995.9.G3 S33 2003

    ISBN: 9781880656761

    Publication date: 2003-06-01

    “The ultimate look into the underworld of Japanese cinema. An invaluable resource for fans, moviegoers and researchers, Yakuza Movie Book includes: Profiles of 7 distinguished directors of the genre, including Yakuza Kato and "Beat", Takeshi Kitano and Takashi Miike, a sensational film by Teruo Ishii, Seijuna Suzuki, Rokuro Mochizuki and Japanese Cinema and one of the last interviews with Kinji Fukasaku. profiles of 14 leading actors, including Junko Fuji, Shintaro Katsu, Akira Kobayashi, Hiroki Matsukata, Jo Shishido, Ken Takakura, Riki Takeuchi, Koji Tsurata, Tatsuo Umemiya, Tomisaburo Wakayama, and Tetsuya Watari, and interviews with Show Aikawa, who are undoubtedly working hard. in global show business, Noboru Ando, ​​the only yakuza actor and the legendary Bunta Sugawara. 123 movie reviews, including stories and reviews. 50 images, including stills and movie posters. video and DVD search guides. Bibliography and Glossary; Guide to Directors, Actors and Subjects.

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (9)samurai moviepass throughalan silver

    Signature: PN1995.9.S24 S5 1983

    ISBN: 9780879511753

    Publication date: 1984-03-01

    “It is now fully illustrated with photographs and film stills in color and black and white. fully revised and updated; and hailed by American Cinematographer as "the definitive study of this traditional cinematic genre," Alan Silver's Samurai Cinema is the definitive root of one of the most influential and engaging genres in world cinema. The image of a lone hero, scarred by a brutal past and bound by honor, captivated moviegoers around the world, but in Japan Samurai Film gained a lot of excitement and was popularized by one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema, Akira Kurosawa, and the theme of samurai films has continued to permeate Western cinema, with recent blockbusters such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Kill Bill. Experienced Western genre analyst Alain Silver deconstructs its core themes, from its focus on the meaning of death and weapons to key themes such as seppuku and nostalgia for Japan's feudal past. An extensive catalog of films by major directors and films, an overview of Samurai history and mythology, a glossary of Japanese terms, and extensive illustrations including over 200 photographs, Samurai Film covers every aspect of this fascinating cinematic tradition." - From the publisher

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (10)Anime From Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experience modern Japanese animationpass throughSusan Jolliffe Napier; Susan Napier

    Signature: NC1766.J3 N37 2001

    ISBN: 9780312238636

    Publication date: 2003-05-02

    “Japanese animation, known to fans as anime, has a place in American pop culture. However, anime is more than cartoons for children. It runs the gamut from historical epics to sci-fi thrillers. Often dismissed as fantasy entertainment, anime is very good at portraying important social and cultural issues such as alienation, gender inequality, and teenage angst. This book explores the ways in which anime deals with these issues in depth and complexity, revealing, among other things, conflicts of identity, tensions with violent fear of technological progress, themes that run through much Japanese animation.' - From the publisher

  • LibGuides: Gustav Library Movie Guide: Japanese Movies (11)Japan from Anime to Zen: A Quick Look at Culture, Art, History and Food. . . and morepass throughDavida Wattsa Bartona

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    ISBN: 9781611729450

    Publication date: 2021

    “This friendly guide provides a concise yet detailed explanation of over 85 aspects of ancient and modern Japan. It can be read sequentially or deepened as needed. The explanations go deeper than typical travel guides and cover over 1,500 years of history and culture, from geisha to yakuza, haiku to karaoke, sun goddesses to shogunate... from anime to zen.”

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