Akira Kurosawa and Intertextual Cinema (Paperback)
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Akira Kurosawa and Intertextual Cinema (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 01/12/1993
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In Akira Kurosawa and Intertextual Cinema, James Goodwin draws on contemporary theoretical and critical approaches to explore the Japanese director's use of a variety of texts to create films that are uniquely intertextual and intercultural. Surveying all of Kurosawa's films and examining six films in depth-The Idiot, The Lower Depths, Rashomon, Ikiru, Throne of Blood, and Ran-Goodwin finds in Kurosawa's themes and techniques the capacity to restructure perceptions of Western and Japanese cultures and to establish new meanings in each.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801846618
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


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Goodwin's analysis is most interesting in this account of how many Kurosawa plots (like Rashomon and Ikiru) feature a modernist competition between texts to argue a version of what 'really' happened. * Journal of Asian Studies *
A dense, theoretically sophisticated account of the intertextual nature of film as a medium. Goodwin discusses here, among other things, interculturality, the problematic notion of the auteur, and the dialogic production processes employed by Kurosawa. Above all, Kurosawa is described as a film-maker for whom life and art are always in the process of becoming, never static or singular. * Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory *

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