Visions of Japanese Modernity (BOK)

Aaron Gerow

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Japan has done marvelous things with cinema, giving the world the likes of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. But cinema did not arrive in Japan fully formed at the end of the nineteenth century, nor was it simply adopted into an ages-old culture. Aaron Gerow explores the processes by which film was defined, transformed, and adapted during its first three decades in Japan. He focuses in particular on how one trend in criticism, the 'Pure Film Movement', changed not only the way films were made, but also how they were conceived. Looking closely at the work of critics, theorists, intellectuals, benshi artists, educators, police, and censors, Gerow finds that this trend established a way of thinking about cinema that would reign in Japan for much of the twentieth century.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Aaron Gerow
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520254565
Antall sider 344 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,1cm x 4,2cm
Vekt 944 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd