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Contemporary Japanese Film

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This comprehensive look at Japanese cinema in the 1990s includes nearly four hundred reviews of individual films and a dozen interviews and profiles of leading directors and producers. Interpretive essays provide an overview of some of the key issues and themes of the decade, and provide background and context for the treatment of individual films and artists.

In Mark Schilling's view, Japanese film is presently in a period of creative ferment, with a lively independent sector challenging the conventions of the industry mainstream. Younger filmmakers are rejecting the stale formulas that have long characterized major studio releases, reaching out to new influences from other media—television, comics, music videos, and even computer games—and from both the West and other Asian cultures. In the process they are creating fresh and exciting films that range from the meditative to the manic, offering hope that Japanese film will not only survive but thrive as it enters the new millennium.

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Schilling (a film reviewer for the Japan Times) presents some 400 reviews of Japanese films made in the 1990s. Also included are interviews with and profiles of 15 Japanese directors, including Akira Kurosawa, Takeshi Kitano, and Jun Ichikawa. Three introductory essays introduce the reader to Schilling's beliefs about Japanese film.
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Synopsis:

This volume provides a comprehenisve survey of Japanese cinema in the 1990s including nearly 400 reviews of individual films and numerous in-depth interviews with directors and producers. Interpretive essays introduce the text taking up key issues and themes of the decade.

About the Author

Mark Schilling set off for Japan in 1975 to immerse himself in the culture, learn the language, and haunt the theaters. He has been there ever since. In 1989 he became a regular film reviewer for the Japan Times , and has written on Japanese film for a variety of other publications, including Screen International , the Japan edition of Premier, the Asian edition of Newsweek, Asian Wall Street Journal , Japan Quarterly , Winds, Cinemaya, and Kinema Jumpo .

Product Details

ISBN:
9780834804159
Author:
Schilling, Mark
Publisher:
Weatherhill
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Japan.
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Japan
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
9647
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.05 x 6 x .88 in 1.1938 lb

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