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The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the Everyday

Woojeong Joo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696321
eISBN:
9781474434775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696321.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Bringing three key issues - Ozu, everyday life and the modern Japanese history - into a unified discussion, The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro re-examines the renowned film director Ozu Yasujiro and his ... More


Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is a study of Japanese cinema in the 1920s and 1930s, a period in which the country’s film industry was at its most prolific and a time when cinema played a singular role in shaping ... More


Early Ozu: <i>Shōshimin</i> Film and Everyday Realism

Woojeong Joo

in The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the Everyday

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696321
eISBN:
9781474434775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696321.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the early phase of Ozu’s cinema, from 1927 to 1932, in the context of the development of Japanese cinema into a modern entertainment form. The first part examines the production ... More


Introduction

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines Japanese cinema during the 1920s and 1930s, and more specifically how Japanese modernity took shape in the film culture of the period. It considers film genres that highlight ... More


The Japanese Modern in Film Style

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the relationship between modern mass culture and nationalism through an analysis of the cinema’s reflexivity toward the moviegoing experience itself. In this context, the ... More


Conclusion

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter reviews how the book has explored the ways in which Japanese cinema expressed a distinct vision of modernity by focusing on five aspects of the Japanese cinema in the 1920s ... More


Inventing Classic Kabuki: 1945–1947

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses kabuki during the postwar years. It argues that after Japan surrendered, kabuki playwrights and producers might have altered the content of new plays to reflect and articulate ... More


Watch Again! Look Well! Look!

David Bordwell

in Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190254971
eISBN:
9780190255008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190254971.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This article traces some ways in which contemporary filmmakers have borrowed from and referred to the work of Ozu Yasujiro. In particular, the works of Wayne Wang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Suo Masayuki, and ... More


Ozu, the Ineffable

Darrell W Davis

in Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190254971
eISBN:
9780190255008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190254971.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter addresses the conceit of Ozu’s Zen Buddhist underpinnings, especially the impression his films leave on Western critics. Paul Schrader’s “transcendental” account of Ozu kicked off a ... More


Ozu and the Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Cinematography in (1942)

Daisuke Miyao

in Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190254971
eISBN:
9780190255008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190254971.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

If the cohesive image of Ozu Yasujiro in auteur criticism by far is the director who consistently uses high-key lighting, this chapter questions and complicates it by examining the technologies and ... More


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