written by Stuart Gailbraith
Taschen | ISBN 9783822831564
Hardback – 192 pages
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Beyond Kurosawa: This book explores the work of the greatest Japanese filmmakers. Until very recently, the western world has viewed Japanese cinema through a very narrow prism. For years, Westerners interested in Japanese film have had to content themselves with the collected works of Akira Kurosawa, a spotty sampling of films by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu, gobs of anime, and badly dubbed monster movies. Many great filmmakers like Mikio Naruse and Keisuke Kinoshita have remained unknown in the West, and musicals and comedies are hardly known outside Asia. This volume will help set the record straight, illustrating the history of Japanese cinema with vivid posters and stunning photography.