9780521482042

Ozu's Tokyo Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521482042

  • ISBN10:

    0521482046

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-04-13
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Ozu’s Tokyo Story is generally regarded as one of the finest films ever made. Universal in its appeal, it is also considered to be ‘particularly Japanese’. Exploring its universality and cultural specificity, this collection of specially commissioned essays demonstrates the multiple planes on which the film may be appreciated. The introduction outlines Ozu’s career as both a contract director of a major studio and as a singular figure in Japanese film history, and also analyses the director’s cinematic style, particularly his narrative strategies and spatial compositions. Other essays situate Ozu’s cinema in its relationship to Hollywood film-making: his relationship to aspects of Japanese tradition, situating the film within artistic modes, religious systems and beliefs, and socio-cultural and familial formations. Also included is an analysis of how Ozu has been misunderstood in Western criticism.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
vii
Introduction: A Filmmaker for All Seasons 1(24)
David Desser
Ozu's Tokyo Story and the ``Recasting'' of McCarey's Make Way for Tomorrow
25(28)
Arthur Nolletti Jr.
Travel Toward and Away: Furusato and Journey in Tokyo Story
53(23)
Linda C. Ehrlich
Ozu's Mother
76(25)
Darrell William Davis
Buddhism in Tokyo Story
101(17)
Kathe Geist
Sunny Skies
118(13)
Hasumi Shigehiko
Filmography 131(14)
Reviews of ``Tokyo Story'' 145(24)
Select Bibliography 169(2)
Index 171

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