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The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the Everyday

Woojeong Joo


Bringing three key issues - Ozu, everyday life and the modern Japanese history - into a unified discussion, The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro re-examines the renowned film director Ozu Yasujiro and his films from a socio-historical point of view to present a more contextualised contour of his cinema. The new approach will revise the previous tendency in Ozu studies that have emphasised Ozu's formal style, and articulate his consistent effort to explore the everyday life of ordinary Japanese people. The main subjects of this book include major issues of the history of Japan and Japanese cinema from pr ... More

Keywords: Ozu Yasujiro, Everyday, Japanese cinema, Japanese history, Prewar, Postwar, Shochiku

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696321
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Woojeong Joo, author
Nagoya University