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Download the Directory of World Cinema: Japan for FREE

Intellect is delighted to announce the launch of the Directory of World Cinema: Japan, which you can download for FREE from our website.

DOWNLOAD THE DIRECTORY OF WORLD CINEMA: JAPAN

The volume is also available to download in a double page iPaper format from Scribd


About the Directory of World Cinema: Japan

From the revered classics of Akira Kurosawa to the modern marvels of Takeshi Kitano, the films that have emerged from Japan represent a national cinema that has gained worldwide admiration and appreciation. The Directory of World Cinema: Japan provides an insight into the cinema of Japan through reviews of significant titles and case studies of leading directors, alongside explorations of the cultural and industrial origins of key genres. The cinematic lineage of samurai warriors, yakuza enforcers and atomic monsters take their place alongside the politically charged works of the Japanese new wave, making this a truly unique volume.

 

The ethos of Intellect's Directory of World Cinema as a project is probably best communicated by John Berra's editorial taken from the Japanese volume where he comments:

"This was never intended to be a conventional film guide, as the overall aim was always to discuss Japanese cultural life and history as expressed through the medium of film."

The Directory of World Cinema aims to play a part in moving intelligent, scholarly criticism beyond the academy by building a forum for the study of film that relies on a disciplined theoretical base. Each volume of the Directory will take the form of a collection of reviews, longer essays and research resources, accompanied by film stills highlighting significant films and players.


To find out more about the Directory of World Cinema please visit the official website: http://www.worldcinemadirectory.org/

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