A critical introduction the most important Japanese horror films produced over the last fifty years, Japanese Horror Cinema provides an insightful examination of. Japanese Horror Cinema has 29 ratings and 2 reviews. Chris said: A competent, well put together collection of essay reflecting the broad themes that have. JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA (PAPERBACK) Author Jay McRoy. Published by University of Hawaii Press Publication Date:

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At once visually arresting, philosophically complex, and politically charged, films by directors like Tsukamoto Shinya Tetsuo: Open Preview See a Problem? Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

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However, the phenomenon of the remake and its relation to nihilism and existentialist themes deserves a bit more attention and, hence, some reference to the work of Scott A. University of Chicago Press.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Click to view More Horror films — Japan — History and criticism. Avoid unless you really are into this kind of reading. You are browsing titles by their Library of Congress call number classification.

Shimizu Takashi Ju-On: No eBook available Amazon. The essays are mainly sociologically based, involving more of the psychology of Japanese fear rather than cinematography or film-studies based.


According to McRoy, the liminal physiognomies that frequently populate Japanese horror films – from traditional notions cihema monstrosity to phantom-like entities and dismembered bodies – are symbolic of the kind of cultural transformations the Japanese have been forced to confront in the post-capitalist era 4. Hence, McRoy is quite right to point out that the idea of a distinctly and uniquely Japanese national identity is itself a product of modernity University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, Nakata Hideo Ringu.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, mdroy it a second life. On a lighter note, there is a pretty good filmography that accompanies the end of the book.

According to Japanese philosopher Watsuji Tetsuro, our sense of self is primarily that of an embodied being that acts within space. Introduction to Japaneee Horror Film.

Japanese Horror Cinema by Jay McRoy

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However, according to McRoy, the film is more than simply misogynistic insofar as it also depicts the dissolution of the boundary Film-Philosophy ISSN: What emerges is an entertaining discussion of the horror film as a series of texts firmly situated within contemporary Japanese political discourse.

Federico Valicenti marked it as to-read Jul 02, Mengjiao Zhou marked it as to-read Sep 01, Summary Over the last two decades, Japanese filmmakers have produced some of the most important and innovative works of cinematic horror.


Japanese Horror Cinema

Sep 18, Caitlin rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Steven Jay Schneider Contributor. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, I understand that film does have a very vocal following and is very critically admired, and I would imagine anyone not in academia picking this novel up would be most interested in it’s analysis.

japannese The aesthetics of cruelty is shown from traditional Japanese theatre such as Kabuki and Noh, and how they relate to modern-day horror. It is even possible to suggest that the horror genre, with its emphasis on crisis and destabilization, is one of the most appropriate genres from which to view some of the social issues facing contemporary Japan.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Its appropriate mcrpy university classrooms as well as for individual consumption by film buffs.

Nonetheless, some readers might wish for a bit more, particularly about issues and topics that are culturally embedded and whose origins are unknown to most Westerners.

Under feudalism, a rigid class hierarchy dictated that those whose occupations brought them in contact with death, such as butchers, undertakers, and executioners, were greatly stigmatised.

The essays focusing on earlier horror are stronger than the ones that approach the cineam and I found the analysis of Takashi Miike’s Audition to be a bit lacking in actual substance. Schepisi, Fred Six Degrees of Separation.