9780824829933

Reading a Japanese Film

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  • ISBN13:

    9780824829933

  • ISBN10:

    082482993X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Keiko McDonald is professor of Japanese cinema and literature at the University of Pittsburgh

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(16)
Synergy of Theme, Style, and Dialogue: Kenji Mizoguchi's Sisters of the Gion (1936)
17(16)
Dream, Song, and Symbol: Akira Kurosawa's Drunken Angel (1948)
33(16)
A Meiji Novel for the Screen: Shiro Toyoda's The Mistress (1954)
49(17)
Period Film Par Excellence: Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy (1954--1956)
66(27)
Simple Means for Complex Ends: Yasujiro Ozu's Floating Weeds (1959)
93(15)
Eros, Politics, and Folk Religion: Kaneto Shindo's Onibaba (1963)
108(14)
The Age-Old Paradox of Innocence and Experience: Kohei Oguri's Muddy River (1981)
122(14)
Satire on the Family and Education in Postwar Japan: Yoshimitsu Morita's The Family Game (1983)
136(16)
Defeat Revisited: Masahiro Shinoda's MacArthur's Children (1984)
152(13)
Satire on Contemporary Japan: Juzo Itami's A Taxing Woman (1987)
165(11)
Animation Seminal and Influential: Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
176(11)
Cultural Responses to Simplicity: Akira Kurosawa's Madadayo (1993)
187(11)
The Danger and Allure of Phantom Light: Hirokazu Koreeda's Maboroshi (1995)
198(21)
Stressed-Out Nineties Youth in Laid-Back Sixties Dress: Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return (1995)
219(13)
Bittersweet Childhood: Yoichi Higashi's Village of Dreams (1996)
232(12)
A Woman Director's Approach to the Country Family: Naomi Kawase's Suzaku (1997)
244(15)
Notes 259(18)
Selected Bibliography 277(6)
Index 283

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