Exploring the work of the greatest Japanese filmmakers.
Beyond Kurosawa: exploring the work of the greatest Japanese filmmakers.
Until very recently, the western world has viewed Japanese cinema through a very narrow prism. For years, Westerners interested in Japanese film have had to content themselves with the collected works of Akira Kurosawa, a spotty sampling of films by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu, gobs of anime, and badly dubbed monster movies. Many great filmmakers like Mikio Naruse and Keisuke Kinoshita have remained unknown in the West, and musicals an comedies are hardly known outside Asia. This volume will help set the record straight, illustrating the history of Japanese cinema with vivid posters and stunning photography.
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Paul Duncan has seen lots of films and read lots of comics and books. He wanted to share his enthusiasm for these subjects so he published magazines about comics (Ark) and crime fiction (Crime Time) before launching a series of small film guides (Pocket Essentials). He has edited more than 40 film books for TASCHEN, and wrote Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series. Stuart Galbraith IV is the author of seven books. He also makes DVD audio commentaries and liner note essays, writes a DVD column for the English edition of The Daily Yomiuri, and reviews DVDs at DVDTalk.com. He lives in Kyoto.
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Book Description TASCHEN America Llc, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P113822831565
Book Description Taschen, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Brand new 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover in Fine condition dust jacket SIGNED by series editor, Paul Duncan. Duncan has written many books on film and has worked extensively as a publisher and editor. His signature appears in gold marker on a black background without inscription on the first free endpage and is accompanied by a nifty little doodle as well. It includes hundreds of stills from Japanese films and an informative text by Stuart Galbraith IV. A film buff's treasure, it will be bubble-wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH23