100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1996)

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  • A Century of Japanese Cinema Working


Personal film-essay on Japanese cinema by director Nagisa Oshima composed entirely of archival footage. Considers the rediscovery of Daisuke Ito's Chuji's Travel Diary (1927) and the effects of a re-examination of Japanese film history on modern Japanese culture. Analyses the drive for greater realism in depictions of family life and society; the appeal of war films and comedies; struggles against censorship, etc.

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