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From the revered classics of Akira Kurosawa to the modern marvels of Takeshi Kitano, the films that have emerged from Japan represent a national cinema that has gained worldwide admiration and appreciation. The Directory of World Cinema: Japan provides an insight into the cinema of Japan through reviews of significant titles and case studies of leading directors, alongside explorations of the cultural and industrial origins of key genres. The cinematic lineage of samurai warriors, yakuza enforcers and atomic monsters take their place alongside the politically charged works of the Japanese new wave, making this a truly unique volume. The ethos of Intellect's Directory of World Cinema as a project is probably best communicated by John Berra's editorial taken from the Japanese volume where he comments:

"This was never intended to be a conventional film guide, as the overall aim was always to discuss Japanese cultural life and history as expressed through the medium of film."
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Its good to see that people are voting a free book worth £16 cold.
just skimmed through this download... it looks really interesting, thanks for posting it!
thanks, H&R!
TYVM - just my sort of thing; I have a shelf full of Japanese films. :)
i saw one recently - Kamikaze Girls. quirky.
Did someone say FREE. 301 pages?! How much does that work out at per page?:roll:
Good spot. Some interesting reviews. I have a shelf full of Japanese film review books! :)
Covers everything from Godzilla to Guinea Pig!
Great find.
I have a lot of the films and anime mentioned in this book, It's great to have more in depth knowledge and a back story.

voted hot, im a big fan of asian cinema, particularly japanese movies. i used to have all 100+ of the tartan asia extreme releases but had to sell them, not got that many asian films now, just the vengeance deluxe trilogy, shaolin soccer, kung fu hustle, crouching tiger, fearless, arahan, hero, machine girl, a better tomorrow, curse of the golden flower and some anime. but ill look forward to reading this.
i saw one recently - Kamikaze Girls. quirky.

Yes that all girl fight in front of the huge Buddha statue - that one went straight to ebay - try Sakuran with the same lead actress.
Awesome, I'm a huge fan of Japanese Cinema this is brilliant!
Superb, but my assignment has to be in tomorrow..boohoo. :thinking:
But its a keeper! :w00t:
Its good to see that people are voting a free book worth £16 cold.

rrp and being worth something are two different things..

but seems totally baffling that anyone on the site votes cold for anything free.. too many morons unfortunately.
Good find. Thanks.
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Nice one. Good to see that not all deals are about cheap toothpaste and saving a quid off a computer game!
Thanks!! :)

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