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Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Adam Bingham


This book examines generic developments in contemporary Japanese cinema since 1997. Through close analysis of numerous texts it considers and contextualises new films in the most prevalent genres in the country’s popular canon, placing them within historical, generic and authorial contexts and elucidating their formal, thematic and stylistic strategies and significance. It provides informed readings and analyses of a selection of important films by the country’s preeminent directors and further situates Japanese cinema within both western and Japanese discourse to consider how it has been vari ... More

Keywords: Authorship, Genre, Samurai, Yakuza, Horror, Documentary, Female filmmakers, Magic realism, Family films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748683734
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Bingham, author
Edge Hill University