Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film
Columbia University Press
Darrell William Davis
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1995
Explores the role of 1930s Japanese cinema in the construction of a national identity and in the larger context of Japan's encounter-and struggle-with the West and modernity. Davis lends a new perspective to such celebrated films as Gate of Hell, Kagemusha, and Ran.