Japanese cinema for beginners Part 6


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Inna Gens, Toshiro Mifune. “Masters of foreign cinema” (1974)

The story of the life and career of Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. In the application published filmography actor started his film career up to 1971.

“Akira Kurosawa” (1977)

The collection includes a large introductory article of the master’s work, a filmography of the Director (prior to 1975), followed by comments of the author about their works, literary script of the film “to Live,” interviews and articles Japanese critics and historians of cinema.

Akira Iwasaki. “Contemporary Japanese cinema” (1939)

First published for the Russian-speaking public a translation booklet that tells about the history and current state of Japanese cinema. The publication is illustrated with portraits of film stars, scenes from films, photos, cinema, tables, graphs and diagrams revealing the development of film industry in Japan. Contains announcements of films released in the late 1930-ies. Bibliographic rarity.

Akira Iwasaki. “Contemporary Japanese cinema” (1962)

The book details the path done by the Japanese film industry from 1931 until the early 60-ies of XX century; special attention is paid to the place of film in the public life of Japan. The author analyzes the artistic features of movies and their relationship with traditional ethical and aesthetic ideas of the Japanese. The second half of the book consists of essays of the masters of Japanese cinema. In the application a description of some 90 films 1945-1956 years mentioned in the book.

On the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Russia. Fragments from the book of a researcher of Japanese film culture Noel birch “Remote observer. Form and meaning in Japanese cinema”.

Reflections of Roland Barthes about the Japanese culture. Articles about the work of the classics of Japanese cinema — Yasujiro O, Kenji Mizoguchi, Nagisa Oshima, Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Shimizu. Reviews of contemporary Japanese cinema. Articles and archival publications on the relationships of Japanese and domestic movie culture. A compilation of short essays on the “The Sun”.

Anton Dolin. “Takeshi Kitano. Childhood years” (2006)

Book game, based on a careful study of films, texts and interviews the Director, as well as books and articles about him in English and French. Film critic Anton Dolin attempts to “bring the algorithms that are fair and a few years after the completion of the creative biography of Takeshi Kitano”. In apps published an interview with the Director, the author of the book in 2002-2005, and an annotated filmography (until 2005).

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“Takeshi Kitano. Autobiography” (2011)

Biography of the filmmaker, told by himself and written by the French journalist Michel Thammanam.

Translation published in 1974, a study of a major specialist in the history of Japanese cinema — American film critic Donald Richie. The book is based on interviews with Yasujiro OZU and his colleagues, and on a thorough examination of the film. Analyzing the stages of filmmaking — from script to editing, the author of the monograph traces the specificity and evolution of the creative method of OZU, describes the picture of the world of the Director, determine the subject and theme of the movie wizard, the scheme of their construction. The app is published filmography outstanding Director of world cinema.

In addition, in 2001-2014 years the Moscow retrospective of the films of the State Central cinema Museum together with the Japanese Foundation has published a series of pamphlets dedicated to the work of the greatest Japanese Directors Mikio Naruse, Kenji Mizoguchi, Janoska Gose, Tanoka Kinugasa, Hiroshi Shimizu, Masaki Kobayashi, Keisuke Kinoshita, Sadao Yamanaka, Kona Ichikawa, Shohei since the beginning of photography by Shindo, Nagisa Oshima, That Utida, Sajana Suzuki, Kihachi Okamoto, as well as artist movie Takeo Kimura.

A significant portion of publications on the cinema of Japan, including pamphlets from the Museum of cinema, can be found in the library of the Department of Japanese culture Japan Foundation in a library for foreign literature in Moscow.

The author expresses sincere gratitude to the Japan Foundation and personally to Ms. Yoko Sakanoue helped when editing this list, as well, and for the opportunity for a number of years to get acquainted with the history of Japanese cinema in Moscow and in Japan.

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