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Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema

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Description for Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema Paperback. The films of Akira Kurosawa have had an immense effect on the way the Japanese have viewed themselves as a nation and on the way the West has viewed Japan. This title analyses Kurosawa's entire body of work, from 1943's Sanshiro Sugata to 1993's Madadayo. Series: Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society. Num Pages: 496 pages, 7 b&w photographs. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; APFA; APFB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 156 x 33. Weight in Grams: 744.
The films of Akira Kurosawa have had an immense effect on the way the Japanese have viewed themselves as a nation and on the way the West has viewed Japan. In this comprehensive and theoretically informed study of the influential director’s cinema, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto definitively analyzes Kurosawa’s entire body of work, from 1943’s Sanshiro Sugata to 1993’s Madadayo. In scrutinizing this oeuvre, Yoshimoto shifts the ground upon which the scholarship on Japanese cinema has been built and questions its dominant interpretive frameworks and critical assumptions.
Arguing that Kurosawa’s films arouse anxiety in Japanese and Western critics because the films ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2000
Publisher
Duke University Press United States
Number of pages
496
Condition
New
Series
Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
Number of Pages
496
Place of Publication
North Carolina, United States
ISBN
9780822325192
SKU
V9780822325192
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About Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto is Associate Professor of Japanese, Cinema, and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa.

Reviews for Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema
“A tour-de-force reading of Kurosawa’s films. Yoshimoto adds greatly to current Kurasawa scholarship and to situating the construct ‘Japanese Cinema’ in a way that it has not been situated before.”—E. Ann Kaplan, author of Looking for the Other: Feminism, Film, and the Imperial Gaze “Yoshimoto’s Kurosawa is destined to take its place along with the most important achievements of cinema ... Read more

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