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A critical introduction the most important Japanese horror films produced over the last fifty years, Japanese Horror Cinema provides an insightful examination of. Japanese Horror Cinema has 29 ratings and 2 reviews. Chris said: A competent, well put together collection of essay reflecting the broad themes that have. JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA (PAPERBACK) Author Jay McRoy. Published by University of Hawaii Press Publication Date:

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Sep 18, Caitlin rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Under feudalism, a rigid class hierarchy dictated that those whose occupations brought them in contact with death, such as butchers, undertakers, and executioners, were greatly stigmatised. The case study for this section is Ishii Takashi’s “Freeze Horrror.

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Higuchinsky Mcdoy, Spiral and Vortex. Summary Over the last two decades, Japanese filmmakers have produced some of the most important and innovative works of cinematic horror.


Traditions in World Cinema 1 – 10 of 24 books. The Journal of Japanese Studies. It is even possible to suggest that the horror genre, with its emphasis on crisis and destabilization, is one of the most appropriate genres from which to view japamese of the social issues facing contemporary Japan.

A critical introduction the most important Japanese horror films produced over the last fifty years, Japanese Horror Cinema provides an insightful examination of the tradition’s most significant trends and themes.

If you enjoy insightful discussions of this incredibly popular film genre, pick up a copy of this book. That the book strives for a comprehensive survey of the issues of contemporary horror is apparent from the start: It is not an exaggeration to say that, currently, Japanese cinema is known outside Japan for primarily two genres: Jie Yi added it Jul 24, Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: While anime has received considerable critical attention, inspiring popular fan-zines and academics alike, J-Horror has so far not been favored to the same extent by scholars.

As McRoy shrewdly points out, these films both alienate the viewer and threaten to collapse the distinction between spectator and spectacle and they do so in an aesthetic manner that takes its cue from a curious mixture of the pink eiga or soft-core films and the traditional chanbara eiga or samurai films Assertions should be backed by clear arguments, which systematically lay out the line of reasoning used by the work being cited.


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However, I understand that film does have a very vocal following and is very critically admired, and I would imagine anyone not in academia picking this novel up japansse be most interested in it’s analysis.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Nonetheless, some readers might wish for a bit more, particularly about issues and topics that are culturally embedded and whose origins are unknown to most Westerners. Dr S Edroos rated it really liked it Jun 08, Regardless, Nightmare Japan mroy much to offer. Part and parcel of the development of a collective identity is a preoccupation with boundaries.

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