Reading a Japanese Film: Cinema in Context

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ISBN-13: 9780824829391
Published: November 2005
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ISBN-13: 9780824829933
Published: November 2005

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  • About the Book
  • Reading a Japanese Film, written by a pioneer of Japanese film studies in the United States, provides viewers new to Japanese cinema with the necessary tools to construct a deeper understanding of some of the most critically acclaimed and thoroughly entertaining films ever made. In her introduction, Keiko McDonald presents a historical overview and outlines a unified approach to film analysis. Sixteen “readings” of films currently available on DVD with English subtitles put theory into practice as she considers a wide range of work, from familiar classics by Ozu and Kurosawa to the films of a younger generation of directors.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Keiko I. McDonald, Author