Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2015

224 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748683734

Bookseller Code (06)

Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Adam Bingham

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Traditions in World Cinema

  • The first study of the significant developments in Japanese genre filmmaking since the turn of the new millennium
  • Considers and analyses numerous films and filmmakers that have yet to feature predominantly in western discourse on Japanese cinema
  • Analyses in detail the dialogue that can be seen between new Japanese cinema and the significant trends and practices of past generations
  • Includes for the first time in western discourse a discussion of the modern state of the Japanese documentary feature, based on interviews with some of its leading practitioners
  • Incorporates a review of Japanese-language criticism and a consideration of how the country's cinema has been perceived within Japan

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