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Resonances of Japanese Cinema. Ancient and Current Echoes.

ISBN: 9788470742941
Año: 2024
In this work, research on Japanese cinema and its trends, both modern and ancient, is presented. The authors are all prestigious researchers from various international universities: Japan, China/Japan, France, Turkey, and Spain. The topics are diverse. First, Prof. Doga Col (Istanbul Medipol University) examines Sogo Ishii's portrayal of violence in his early films, specifically Panic High School (1978), Crazy Thunder Road (1980), and Burst City (1982), arguing the necessity and style of such violence. Then, in chapter 2, Prof. Lucie Rydzek (University of Lorraine) studies how, since 2020, the COVID-19 affected Japanese film industry, which faced significant losses, leading to the creation of the "SAVE the CINEMA" collective in February 2020, to support the industry. In Chapter 3, Prof. Raphaëlle Yokota (IFRAE, France) investigated death penalty in contemporary Japanese cinema through two films, Lesson in Murder (Shikei ni itaru yamai, 死刑にいたる病) (2022), by Shiraishi Kazuya, and The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin三度目の殺人)by Koreeda Hirokazu. Then, in chapter 4, researcher on Japanese Cinema, Pan Qin, explores how landscape structure in Ghost in the Shell (1995) correlates with power dynamics and character-body relationships. In chapter 5, Prof. Marcos Centeno-Martin (University of Valencia) illuminates Akutagawa and Kurosawa's works through a comparative, two-fold approach: an intertextual analysis of Rashomon (1950) and In a Grove (1922), and examining these works as psycho-social documents reflecting their era's attitudes and traumas. Prof. Simber Atay (Dokuz Eylül University) analyses, in chapter 6, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Walden (2022), an experimental film, nearly monochrome and lasting two minutes, captures a water surface with reflections, natural sounds, and an excerpt from Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows spoken by Jean Wyman as "Cary Scott," reading from Thoreau's Walden. Finally, Prof. Asadul Islam (Yaşar University) investigates the concept of the uncanny valley (UV), a term referring to the eerie sensation caused by objects that look human but are not, in Japanese 3D Animation, Resident Evil: Death Island.


Idioma: Ingles
Nº de Páginas: 206