A New History of Japanese Cinema A Century of Narrative Film

by Isolde Standish

A New History of Japanese Cinema A Century of Narrative Film Synopsis

This is the first comprehensive history of a nation's cinema which has had an extraordinary international influence. In this major new study of a century of Japanese narrative film-making, Isolde Standish provides an in-depth chronological survey of a huge range of films. The book draws upon a great deal of Japanese film scholarship that has never been published outside of Japan, and sheds light on films and directors that are not so famous on the international stage, as well as on those who are (Ozu, Mizoguchi and Kurosawa). The book also features extensive appendices, including a full filmography and biographical information on prominent people in the Japanese film industry.

A New History of Japanese Cinema A Century of Narrative Film Press Reviews

full of helpful historical information...both readable and persuasive...includes an extensive bibliography, filmography, and endnotes. It will be valuable to those pursuing film studies, cultural studies, and Japanese studies...Highly recommended - Choice, R. Ducharme, Mount Saint Mary's University--Sanford Lakoff CHOICE

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826417909
Publication date: 1st July 2006
Author: Isolde Standish
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Films, cinema, History: specific events & topics,

About Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is Convenor of the Cinemas of Asia and Africa, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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