"Benshi", Japanese Silent Film Narrators, and Their Forgotten Narrative Art of "Setsumei": A History of Japanese Silent Film Narration - Japanese Studies S. 19 (Hardback)Jeffrey A. Dym (author)
Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 01/11/2003
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During the early decades of motion pictures, film exhibitors experimented with having entertainers sit next to the screen to provide commentary and dialogue. This work shows that the narrators (benshi) became an integral part of motion picture history, creating the narrative art of setsumei.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 312
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