Japanese Cinema Goes Global: Filmworkers' Journeys


by Yoshiharu Tezuka

Japanese Cinema Goes Global: Filmworkers' Journeys

Price:  US$28.00   (SGD35.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 200 pages
Published:  2012, Hong Kong, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789888083336
SB#:  052889 (701)

About This Book

Japan's film industry has gone through dramatic changes in recent decades, as international consumer forces and transnational talent have brought unprecedented engagement with global trends. With careful research and also unique first-person observations drawn from years of working within the international industry of Japanese film, the author aims to examine how different generations of Japanese filmmakers engaged and interacted with the structural opportunities and limitations posed by external forces, and how their subjectivity has been shaped by their transnational experiences and has changed as a result. Having been through the globalization of the last part of the twentieth century, are Japanese themselves and overseas consumers of Japanese culture really becoming more cosmopolitan? If so, what does it mean for Japan's national culture and the traditional sense of national belonging among Japanese people?


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