Ex(or)cising the Spirit of Japan: Ringu, The Ring, and the Persistence of Japan

  title={Ex(or)cising the Spirit of Japan: Ringu, The Ring, and the Persistence of Japan},
  author={Nicholas Holm},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  pages={183 - 192}
  • Nicholas Holm
  • Published 30 November 2011
  • Art
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television
Abstract In the adaptation of non-English language cinema for the American and global markets, studios often endeavour to excise alien cultural elements to endear texts to their new audiences. The example of Hideo Nakata's Ringu films and their American counterparts, The Ring series, illustrates the manner in which such adaptations can give form to normally unarticulated assumptions about national cultures, which can reemerge in extratextual criticism and positioning. The understanding of Japan… 

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