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Throne of Blood

British Film Institute, 2014

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...Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957) is widely regarded as the greatest film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. This fascinating interpretation of the film explores how Kurosawa draws key philosophical and psychological arguments from...

Cinema and the State

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

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...We are now in an age of economic transition. Development of machine industry and intensification of competition create a gap between rich and poor and this becomes greater and greater; and according to Western history this is an inevitable...

Cinema and Transgression

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

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...Why are criminals bad? (Hanzaisha naze warui).Our generation is a fatherless generation. (Bokura no sedai wa, chichi naki sedai nan desu yo.)In the previous chapter I argued that, in the light of public discourses surrounding the War Crimes...

Cinema, Nationalism and Empire

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

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...In Japan, the connection between a person and his . . . ie [household] is at the same time the link between the individual and the nation. Today, if we but probe a little, we realise that the faithful subjects and loyal retainers of history...

Cinema and Humanism

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

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...[C]oncepts of the responsibility of leaders and the concomitant duty of the individual to disobey illegal orders were set forth at the Nuremberg and Tokyo Trials. It is clear that there are many problems with the actual implementation...

Consummation (and Crisis)

David Deamer

David Deamer is Associate Lecturer in film at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published in Martin-Jones and Brown’s Deleuze and Film; Bell and Colebrook’s Deleuze and History; Deleuze Studies; and the online A/V Journal, of which he was co-founder. He blogs on Deleuze and cinema at www.daviddeamer.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and the Atom Bomb : The Spectre of Impossibility

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The mental image would be less a bringing to completion of the action-image, and of the other images, than a re-examination of their nature and status.Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam...

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...

Seven Samurai

Joan Mellen

Joan Mellen is Professor of Creative Writing at Temple University, USA. She is the author of the BFI Film Classics on Seven Samurai and In the Realm of the Senses, as well as several works of biography, fiction, and literary criticism. Her latest book is A Farewell To Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination and the Case That Should Have Changed History (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Institute, 2002

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...In the film Seven Samurai (1954) a whole society is on the verge of irrevocable change. Many people consider this film a major achievement in Japanese cinema, an epic that evokes the cultural upheaval brought on by the collapse of Japanese...

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

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...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...

Fantasy

John Sanders

John Saunders is head of film studies at Bedford Modern School, UK, and the author of The Film Genre Book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Genre Book

Auteur, 2009

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...After writing the fantasy section I was surprised to find that the tag allowed me to explore a wider range of films than I had expected. The experience was richer than I anticipated as my initial thoughts conjured up a stream of 20,000...