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Description - Ozu's Tokyo Story by David Desser

Ozu's Tokyo Story is generally regarded as one of the finest films ever made. Universal in its appeal, it is also considered to be "particularly Japanese." Exploring its universality and cultural specificity, this collection of specially commissioned essays demonstrates the multiple planes on which the film can be appreciated. Among the topics discussed are Ozu's relationship to aspects of Japanese tradition, situating the film within artistic modes, religious systems and beliefs, and socio-cultural and familial formations; and an analysis of how Ozu has been misunderstood in Western criticism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521482042
ISBN-10: 0521482046
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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