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Japanese Cinema

Japanese Cinema: Film Style and National Character
By Donald Richie, with a new introduction by the author

“.. this book still has its uses. Some of the information is repeated nowhere else, much of the emphasis is convincing today, and I believe that, despite the continuing erosion of traditional values in Japan, my “admittedly somewhat artificial spectrum” is still useful. This catalogs (“from right to left”) directors “concerned with traditional values, those concerned with a questioning of these values, and those with other values entirely.” Traditional has changed and the questions have changed but this broad sequence of related qualities is, I believe, still there.”

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