By Donald Richie
The authoritative consultant to jap movie, thoroughly revised and updated.
Now to be had in paperback for the 1st time, A Hundred Years of eastern Film through Donald Richie, the key Western professional on eastern movie, supplies us an incisive, designated, and entirely illustrated historical past of the country's cinema.
Called "the dean of Japan's arts critics" by means of Time journal, Richie takes us from the inception of eastern cinema on the finish of the 19th century, throughout the achievements of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu, then directly to the extraordinary works of latest filmmakers. This revised variation contains analyses of the most recent developments in eastern cinema, comparable to the revival of the horror style, and introduces modern up-and-coming administrators and their works.
As Paul Schrader writes in his perceptive foreword, Richie's accounting of the japanese movie "retains his sensitivity to the particular conditions of movie creation (something filmmakers understand rather well yet historians usually disregard) . . . and exhibits the interweave of filmmaking-the contributions of administrators, writers, cinematographers, actors, musicians, paintings administrators, in addition to financiers."
Of basic curiosity to people who wish to watch the works brought in those pages, Richie has supplied pill stories of the most important subtitled jap motion pictures commercially to be had in DVD and VHS codecs. This consultant has been up to date to incorporate not just the simplest new motion picture releases, but additionally vintage motion pictures to be had in those codecs for the 1st time.