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KENJI'S JAPANESE CANON- the land of wonders

by Kenji
KENJI'S JAPANESE CANON- the land of wonders by Kenji
The most essential films first (reflecting the golden age of the 50s and 60s), then in year order. A big welcome to the land of cinematic wonders and thanks to all who’ve made this a very popular list, one dear to my heart, despite glitches that saw it drop from 2nd most followed on the site. Do click on the green links. ~ DIRECTORS GOSHO HANI (interview) ICHIKAWA IMAMURA KAWASE (website) KITANO KOREEDA KUROSAWA MIYAZAKI MIZOGUCHI NARUSE OSHII OSHIMA OZU SHIMIZU SUZUKI TESHIGAHARA UCHIDA YAMANAKA and here YOSHIDA (+interview) ~~ LISTS ON MUBI Can be found HERE ARTICLES: Wikipedia: CINEMA OF JAPAN sub categories BOOKS Donald Richie: A Hundred… Read more

The most essential films first (reflecting the golden age of the 50s and 60s), then in year order. A big welcome to the land of cinematic wonders and thanks to all who’ve made this a very popular list, one dear to my heart, despite glitches that saw it drop from 2nd most followed on the site. Do click on the green links.

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DIRECTORS

GOSHO
HANI (interview)
ICHIKAWA
IMAMURA
KAWASE (website)
KITANO
KOREEDA
KUROSAWA
MIYAZAKI
MIZOGUCHI
NARUSE
OSHII
OSHIMA
OZU
SHIMIZU
SUZUKI
TESHIGAHARA
UCHIDA
YAMANAKA and here
YOSHIDA (+interview)

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LISTS ON MUBI

Can be found HERE

ARTICLES:

Wikipedia: CINEMA OF JAPAN

sub categories

BOOKS

Donald Richie: A Hundred Years of Japanese Film
Donald Richie: Ozu
Sato Tadao: Currents in Japanese Cinema
Sato Tadao: Mizoguchi Kenji and the Art of Japanese Cinema
Audie Bock: Japanese Film directors (for 12 greats up to mid 80s)
Jasper Sharp, Tom Mes: The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film
Jasper Sharp: Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema
Catherine Russell: The Cinema of Naruse Mikio: Women and Japanese Modernity
David Desser: Eros Plus Massacre: Japanese New Wave Cinema
Keiko McDonald: Reading a Japanese Film: Cinema in Context
David Bordwell: Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema
David Bordwell: Figures Traced in Light (for the lengthy chapter on Mizoguchi)
Darrell Davis: Picturing Japaneseness
Yoshimoto Mitsuhiro: Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema
Alexander Jacoby: A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors
Alexander Jacoby: Politics, Porn and Protest: Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s
Noel Burch: To the Distant Observer
Mark le Fanu: Mizoguchi and Japan
Jay McRoy (ed): Japanese Horror Cinema
Chris D: Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film
Jasper Sharp: Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema
Stuart Galbraith: The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune
Arthur Nolletti Jr., David Desser (eds): Reframing Japanese Cinema: Authorship, Genre, History
Arthur Nolletti Jr: The Cinema of Gosho Heinosuke: Laughter Through Tears
Oshima Nagisa (et al): Cinema, Censorship and the State: the Writings of Oshima Nagisa
Joan Mellen: Voices from the Japanese Cinema
Joan Mellen: The Waves at Genji’s Door: Japan Through its Cinema.
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto Matsuhiro: Logic of Sentiment: The postwar Japanese cinema and questions of modernity
Abe Mark Nornes: Forest of Pressure: Ogawa Shinsuke and the Postwar Japanese Documentary
Abé Mark Nornes: Japanese Documentary Film: The Meiji Era through Hiroshima
Maureen Turim: The Films Of Nagisa Oshima: Images Of A Japanese Iconoclast
Adam Mars-Jones: Noriko Smiling
Aaron Gerow: A Page of Madness: Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan
Chris Magee: World Film Locations: Tokyo

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