Ozu's Tokyo Story
Cambridge Film Handbooks
Ozu's Tokyo Story and the "Recasting" of McCarey's Make Way for Tomorrow
Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication
Ozu, Yasujiro, 1903-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation, Tokyo monogatari (motion picture).
Film and Media Studies
Ozu's Tokyo Story is generally regarded as one of the finest films ever made. Universal in its appeal, it is also considered to be "particularly Japanese." Exploring its universality and cultural specificity, this collection of specially commissioned essays demonstrates the multiple planes on which the film may be appreciated. Among the topics discussed are Ozu's relationship to aspects of Japanese tradition, situating the film within artistic modes, religious systems and beliefs, and socio-cultural and familial formations; and an analysis of how Ozu has been misunderstood in Western criticism.
Nolletti, Arthur Jr., "Ozu's Tokyo Story" (1997). FSU Bookshelf. 168.