The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro. Histories of the Everyday.

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A re-interpretation of the master of Japanese cinema from a socio-historical perspective.

One of the most well regarded of non-Western film directors, responsible for acknowledged classics like Tokyo Story (1953), Ozu Yasujiro worked during a period of immense turbulence for Japan and its population. This book offers a new interpretation of Ozu’s career, from his earliest work in the 1920s up to his death in 1963, focusing on Ozu’s depiction of the everyday life and experiences of ordinary Japanese people during a time of depression, war and economic resurgence. Firmly situating him within the context of the Japanese film industry, Woojeong Joo examines Ozu’s work as a studio director and his relation to sound cinema, and looks in-depth at his wartime experiences and his adaptation to post-war Japanese society. Drawing on Japanese materials not previously examined in western scholarship, this is a ground-breaking new study of a master of cinema.

Auteur Woojeong Joo
Uitgever Edinburgh University Press
Taal Engels  
Jaar van uitgave 2018
Afmetingen 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Kenmerken Paperback, 288 pagina's, 30 illustraties, zwart-wit
ISBN 9781474441001