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The Classical, the Modern and Japanese Cinema in the Global System

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Japanese cinema has often been thought of as an “other” to Hollywood classical cinema, exhibiting a stylistic alternative to the narrative realism associated with the American industry.The key influential text in this regard is Noël Burch...

Mikio Naruse: A Japanese Woman's Cinema

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The long career of Mikio Naruse provides many insights into classical Japanese cinema as a commercial industry and as a cultural practice. Naruse has long been recognized in Japan as the “number four” director, but it has taken many decades...

Kenji Mizoguchi and his Women

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...As an auteur, Mizoguchi is known mainly for two recurring features over his 24-year career: long, fluid camera movements and suffering women. He excelled in jidai-geki, although he worked in both gendaigeki and jidai-geki genres. His...

Men with Swords and Men with Suits: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

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...Fifty-one years after the sensational screening of Rashomon (1950) in Venice, Akira Kurosawa was the first Japanese director whose films were widely released in digital form. In Japan as well, Kurosawa's was the first large oeuvre...

Conclusion

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The “big four” Japanese directors featured in this book — Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa and Naruse — are not necessarily representative of the entire spectrum of styles and genres comprised by the classical Japanese cinema. Dozens of other...

Yasujiro Ozu: A Short History of the Home Drama

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

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...Yasujiro Ozu is one of the most studied of Japanese directors. He has been positioned as a radical modernist, a transcendental Zen poet, and as an archconservative nationalist. His cinema is rich enough to sustain all such critiques...

Remembering the War: Three Postwar War Films

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...During the 15-year war, or the “Greater East Asian War,” as it is sometimes called,Nagisa Oshima, “The Defeated Have No Images: Had Television Existed at the End of the War,” 10. a great number of war films illustrated the hardships...