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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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 cinfma traditional chanbara eiga or samurai films There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Jie Yi horrot it Jul 24, This is welcome portion demanding readers to investigate and track down some of these films for themselves. Thus, the essays [End Page ] are arranged thematically in four parts to cover history and tradition, gender issues, “national anxieties and cultural fears” p.

The thematic arrangement is logical: Jenn rated it really liked it Nov 13, Contact Contact Us Help. Sep 18, Caitlin rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Keywords Keywords Author Title Subjects. However, the phenomenon of the remake and its relation to nihilism and existentialist themes deserves a bit more attention and, hence, some reference hortor the work of Scott A.

Japanese Horror Cinema

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As its summary states: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The Grudgethere is little effort to theorise their implications and one suspects that McRoy views such films as merely derivative. Atrocity Ooru naito rongu 2: That the book strives for a comprehensive survey of the issues of contemporary horror is apparent from the start: Available from University of Hawaii Press Jqy available from www. This classification scheme is used by most libraries on campus to determine the shelf order of the books and collocates items by topic.

This is a well written, deeply thought out publication though its not light reading so make sure you give yourself time find an environment that allows you concentration so you can get the best out it. Anthony Pinder rated it really liked it May 24, Steven Jay Schneider Contributor.

The case study for this section is Shimizu Takashi’s “Ju-On: Jziegler added it Oct 10, Allen Richards marked it as to-read Dec 02, Lukas and John Marmysz. Narrative complexities are somewhat of a norm for these films which tend to reflect subconscious fears that are evident over international borders.

Ad Blankestijn rated it liked it Feb 24, Share your thoughts with other customers. At once visually arresting, philosophically complex, and politically charged, films by directors like Tsukamoto Shinya Tetsuo: However, for those seeking a greater insight into the psychology of Japanese Horror Cinema, there are few better books on the market in this largely unexplored area.

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Available in search results n Next page p Previous page f Toggle filters Open nth result on page. Each focus area is accompanied by a case study of an individual horror film or series.


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My advice is to find your focus of specific interests in this book rather than a front to back cover session. It is both timely and relevant and the fact that it is the only book-length work to deal with this 2 Tabe, Hajime Devil Woman Doctor Za ginipiggu 6: Otherorganism rated it liked it Apr 04, As a result, we seem to be intrinsically inclined toward thinking about complicated, abstract concepts in terms of maps with our jjay selves at the centre.

In this manner, Nightmare teases the reader and makes him or her wish for more.

Its appropriate for university classrooms as well as for individual consumption by film buffs. McRoy relegates Shintoism to the chapter on the traditional ghost story, but there is much regarding this religion that could be applied to other chapters as well. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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