Item description for A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors: From the Silent Era to the Present Day by Alexander Jacoby & Donald Richie...
This important work fills the need for a reasonably priced yet comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film. With clear insight and without academic jargon, Jacoby examines the works of over 150 filmmakers to uncover what makes their films worth watching.
Included are artistic profiles of everyone from Yutaka Abe to Isao Yukisada, including masters like Kinji Fukasaku, Juzo Itami, Akira Kurosawa, Takashi Miike, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, and Yoji Yamada. Each entry includes a critical summary and filmography, making this book an essential reference and guide.
UK-based Alexander Jacoby is a writer and researcher on Japanese film.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Stone Bridge Press
ISBN 1933330538 ISBN13 9781933330532
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More About Alexander Jacoby & Donald Richie
Freelance writer and film critic. Graduate of Cambridge U (2000) with M.Phil. in Renaissance Lit. Employed at BBC Broadcast (Red Bee Media, Ltd). In Japan 2002-2005. Continues to publish essays and reviews on Japanese film in magazines and film journals.