A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors

From the Silent Era to the Present Day
Product Number: EB00648993
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611725315
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
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This important work fills the need for a reasonably priced yet comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film. With clear insight and without academic jargon, Jacoby examines the works of over 150 filmmakers to uncover what makes their films worth watching. Included are artistic profiles of everyone from Yutaka Abe to Isao Yukisada, including masters like Kinji Fukasaku, Juzo Itami, Akira Kurosawa, Takashi Miike, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, and Yoji Yamada. Each entry includes a critical summary and filmography, making this book an essential reference and guide. UK-based Alexander Jacoby is a writer and researcher on Japanese film.

Original Publish Date: Feb 10, 2013

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