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Before anime : animation and the Pure Film Movement in pre-war Japan
This article looks at animation in conjunction with jun'eigageki undo , the Pure Film Movement, that challenged the popularity of mainstream commercial shinpa film and period drama film to advocateExpand
The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema
Telephilia vs. Cinephilia = Beat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano?
The period stretching from the late 1990s to the early 2000s witnessed the continuing success of Japanese films in international film festivals and international art film theaters. In 1995, HirokazuExpand
What’s the Use of Culture? Cinematographers and the Culture Film in Japan in the Early 1940s
In the early 1940s Japan, cinematographers and critics feverishly discussed the notions of immediacy and authorship in relation to documentary practices. The status of cinematographers as the authorsExpand
Bright Lights, Big City: Lighting, Technological Modernity, and Ozu Yasujirô’s Sono yo no tsuma (That Night’s Wife, 1930)
Sono yo no tsuma (That Night’s Wife), Ozu Yasujirô’s 1930 film, embodied the contradictory discourses of technological modernity in Japan in 1930. The content of the film makes critical comments onExpand