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- DescriptionJapan has done marvelous things with cinema, giving the world the likes of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. But cinema did t arrive in Japan fully formed at the end of the nineteenth century, r was it simply adopted into an ages-old culture. Aaron Gerow explores the processes by which film was defined, transformed, and adapted during its first three decades in Japan. He focuses in particular on how one trend in criticism, the 'Pure Film Movement', changed t only the way films were made, but also how they were conceived. Looking closely at the work of critics, theorists, intellectuals, benshi artists, educators, police, and censors, Gerow finds that this trend established a way of thinking about cinema that would reign in Japan for much of the twentieth century.
- Author BiographyAaron Gerow is Associate Professor of Japanese Cinema in the Film Studies Program and East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University. He is the author of Kitano Takeshi, A Page of Madness: Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan, and Reference Guide to Japanese Film Studies, coauthored with Abe Mark Nornes.
- Author(s)Aaron Gerow
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2010
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note22 b/w photographs
- Weight490 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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