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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


A New History of Japanese Cinema A Century of Narrative Film by Isolde Standish

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.


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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2006


Isolde Standish

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


416 pages


Films, cinema
History: specific events & topics



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