Pre-order Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2!
by Miguel Douglas on November 19, 2011
For those interesting in Japanese cinema in any capacity, I would highly suggest that you check out and pre-order “Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2″, which is coming out early 2012.
Here is some info on the book:
Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first installment of “Directory of World Cinema: Japan”, this volume continues the exploration of the enduring classics, cult favorites, and contemporary blockbusters of Japanese cinema with new contributions from leading critics and film scholars. Among the additions to this volume are in-depth treatments of two previously unexplored genres – youth cinema and films depicting lower-class settings – considered alongside discussions of popular narrative forms, including J-Horror, samurai cinema, anime, and the Japanese New Wave. Accompanying the critical essays in this volume are more than 150 new film reviews, complemented by full-colour film stills, and significantly expanded references for further study. From the Golden Age to the film festival favourites of today, “Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2″ completes this comprehensive treatment of a consistently fascinating national cinema.
You can pre-order the volume at these locations:
As someone who is a contributor to this volume, I can vouch and say that it will be a fantastic release and great educational resource for those interested in foreign cinema!