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Modernity, Shoshimin Films, and the Proletarian-Film Movement: Ozu in Dialogue with Vertov

Yuki Takinami

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/9780190254971.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter resituates the question of modernity in Ozu’s shoshimin eiga within the cultural and political context of proletarian-film movement in the 1930s. This chapter first focuses on the ... More


Ozu to Asia via Hasumi

Aaron Gerow

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/9780190254971.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

Considering Ozu Yasujiro in Asia involves asking the role of discursive definitions of “Ozu” in the establishment of a transnational Ozu. This will be done with regard to Hasumi Shigehiko, whose ... More


Introduction

Jinhee Choi

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/9780190254971.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

The introduction shifts the focus of the existing scholarly debates on Ozu’s film style from his Japaneseness to his everydayness. As acknowledged by many scholars, such as Donald Richie, Hasumi ... More


Ozu Yasujirō’s A Story of Floating Weeds and the Art of Being Behind

Carrie J. Preston

in A Modernist Cinema: Film Art from 1914 to 1941

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780199379453
eISBN:
9780199379484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379453.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In Ozu Yasujirō’s silent film A Story of Floating Weeds (1934), Kihachi, the aging leader of an itinerant kabuki troupe, repeatedly scratches his behind. This gesture appears to be directed at the ... More


Noh Circles in Twentieth-Century Japanese Performance

Carrie J. Preston

in Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Modernist noh, including Pound’s mis-translations and Ito’s translation of Hawk’s Well, influenced scholarship and performance in Japan. Tracing this circular cultural exchange demonstrates the ... More


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


Playing the Holes: Notes on the Ozuesque Gag

Manuel Garin and Albert Elduque

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/9780190254971.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

Across his entire career, from the early nansensu films to the late family dramas, Ozu consistently used gags and humor to alleviate the tension of dramatic situations, further enriching their ... More


Sparse or Slow: Ozu and Joanna Hogg

William Brown

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/9780190254971.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter looks at the influence of Yasujiro Ozu on the contemporary British filmmaker Joanna Hogg. Providing close readings of Hogg’s first three films, Unrelated (2007), Archipelago (2010), and ... More


Emplotment: Ellipsis and Excess in Yasujiro Ozu’s Postwar Films

Patrick Colm Hogan

in Style in Narrative: Aspects of an Affective-Cognitive Stylistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197539576
eISBN:
9780197539606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539576.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The sixth chapter of Style in Narrative in part parallels the second chapter, but shifts from the story (what happens) to plot (the representation of what happens—its selection, emphasis, and ... More


Ozuesque as a Sensibility: Or, on the Notion of Influence

Jinhee Choi

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/9780190254971.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter considers “Ozuesque” as an individual sensibility that could be rooted in and extrapolated from the thematic and stylistic traditions of both Japan and Hollywood. Ozu’s austere yet ludic ... More


Autumn Afternoons: Negotiating the Ghost of Ozu in Iguchi Nami’s

Adam Bingham

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/9780190254971.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter explores the intertextual place and presence of Ozu Yasujiro in the 2004 comedy drama Dogs and Cats by the first-time female director Iguchi Nami. It considers how Ozu as well as the ... 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


Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

Jinhee Choi (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190254971
eISBN:
9780190255008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190254971.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence offers new perspectives on Ozu Yasujiro and his influence on global art cinema directors. Ozu has been admired both by film scholars and filmmakers around ... More


Look? Optical/Sound Situations and Interpretation: Ozu—(Deleuze)—Kiarostami

David Deamer

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/9780190254971.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter explores the influence Abbas Kiarostami’s Five (2003) takes from the cinema of Ozu, theorizing the nature of the dedication in the subtitle: 5 Long Takes—Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu. Such ... More


Zen Influence, Inherence, and Denial: Reconsidering Postwar Zen and Art

Gregory P. A. Levine

in Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824858056
eISBN:
9780824876906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858056.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

Centering on the work and reception of the composer John Cage, famous for his “indeteminant” works, Yoshihara Jirō and his “Circle works,” and the filmmaker Ozu Yasujirō’s Tokyo Story, this chapter ... More


The Changing Japanese Family on Film

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers representations of the family, placing films by Koreeda Hirokazu, Toyoda Toshiaki and Yamada Yoji within the context of the Japanese genre of the shomin-geki, or stories about ... More


Vernacular Meanings of Genre: The Middle-Class Film

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/9780824831820.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Japanese film genre known as “middle-class film” (shoshimin eiga), a formative genre in the classical Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s. It first considers genre ... More


Representations of Play: Pachinko in Popular Media

Keiji Amano and Geoffrey Rockwell

in Media Technologies for Work and Play in East Asia: Critical Perspectives on Japan and the Two Koreas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529213362
eISBN:
9781529213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213362.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter argues that there are at least three phases of the pachinko industry in Japan; popular media such as films and novels reflect how filmmakers and novelists saw the game differently in ... More


Post-war Housewives and the Tsuma-mono

Jennifer Coates

in Making Icons: Repetition and the Female Image in Japanese Cinema, 1945-1964

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208999
eISBN:
9789888390144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208999.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The historical development of the post-war housewife role is described, contextualizing the following analysis of Ozu Yasujirō’s tsuma-mono film A Hen in the Wind (Kaze no naka no mendori, 1948). The ... More


Style in Narrative: Aspects of an Affective-Cognitive Stylistics

Patrick Colm Hogan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197539576
eISBN:
9780197539606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Style has often been understood both too broadly and too narrowly. In consequence, it has not defined a psychologically coherent area of study. In the opening chapter, Hogan first defines style so as ... More


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