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Ozu's Tokyo Story

Book Title

Ozu's Tokyo Story

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Publication Date

4-13-1997

Series Title

Cambridge Film Handbooks

Chapter Title

Ozu's Tokyo Story and the "Recasting" of McCarey's Make Way for Tomorrow

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Place of Publication

Cambridge, UK

Keywords

Motion pictures

Subject

Ozu, Yasujiro, 1903-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation, Tokyo monogatari (motion picture).

Department

English

Disciplines

Film and Media Studies

Description

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.

Comments

Former faculty.

ISBN

FBC138

Document Type

Article

Ozu's Tokyo Story

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