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Early Ozu: Shōshimin 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


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


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