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The Lone Woman: Kawase Naomi

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Japanese director Kawase Naomi. It begins with an overview of women in Japanese cinema, and since cinema cannot be seen as separate from the culture it springs from, it also ... More


The Legacy of a Violent Man: Kitano Takeshi

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Japanese director, editor, writer, and producer Kitano Takeshi. Born in 1947 in Tokyo, Kitano grew up in a lower-class neighborhood where he developed an understanding and ... More


Miike Takashi: Welcome to the Dark Side

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Japanese director Miike Takashi. For many, Miike's work personifies what they consider to be Japanese contemporary cinema: very violent, stylistic, and highly transgressive. ... More


Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Kate Taylor-Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly examination of the historical background, films, and careers of selected Korean and Japanese film directors. It examines eight directors: Fukasaku Kinji, ... More


Fukasaku Kinji and Beginning with a Bomb

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Japanese director Fukasaku Kinji. Fukasaku, born in 1930, grew up through the period of intense nationalist fervour that marked pre-war Japanese society and culture. He was a ... More


Film Analysis: Shara Shara 沙羅双樹

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Kawase Naomi's film Shara (Sharasojyu, 2003) about the disappearance of a young boy and his family's struggle to cope with the tragedy. While not as successful as Kawase's ... More


Film Analysis: HANA-BI HANA-BI はなび

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Kitano Takeshi's film Hana-bi (Fireworks, 1997), which revolves around detectives Nishi, Horibe, Nakamura, and Tanaka. The film achieved tremendous success on the international ... More


Film Analysis: BATTLE ROYALE BATTLE ROYALE バトル・ロワイアル

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Fukasaku Kinji's film Battle Royale (Batoru Rowaiaru, 2000). The film is set in Japan in the near future, when fear of out-of-control teenagers resulted in the government ... More


Film Analysis: Visitor Q Visitor Q ビジターQ

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Miike Takashi's film Visitor Q (Bijitā Kyū, 2001), which sees a stranger integrate himself into a family's life and acts as a surreal catalyst to bring the family back together. ... More


The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

Sean Redmond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163330
eISBN:
9780231850230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's finest currently working film director, performer, and celebrity. It uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre ... More


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