Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors by Alexander Jacoby
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Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors
By Alexander Jacoby

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors

From the Silent Era to the Present Day

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Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors by Alexander Jacoby

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933330532
ISBN-10: 1933330538
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Stone Bridge Press
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Alexander Jacoby

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. Donald Richie has been writing about Japan for over 50 years from his base in Tokyo and is the author of over 40 books and hundreds of essays and reviews. He is widely admired for his incisive film studies on Ozu and Kurosawa, and for his stylish and incisive observations on Japanese culture.

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