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The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies (Paperback)
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The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 06/10/2017
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In The End of Japanese Cinema Alexander Zahlten moves film theory beyond the confines of film itself, attending to the emergence of new kinds of aesthetics, politics, temporalities, and understandings of film and media. He traces the evolution of a new media ecology through deep historical analyses of the Japanese film industry from the 1960s to the 2000s. Zahlten focuses on three popular industrial genres: Pink Film (independently distributed softcore pornographic films), Kadokawa (big-budget productions as part of a transmedia strategy), and V-Cinema (direct-to-video films). He examines the conditions of these films' production to demonstrate how the media industry itself becomes part of the politics of the media text and to highlight the complex negotiation between media and politics, culture, and identity in Japan. Zahlten points to a different history of film, one in which a once-powerful film industry transformed into becoming only one component within a complex media-mix ecology. In so doing, Zahlten opens new paths for uncovering similar broad processes in other large media societies.

A Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822369448
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A rich historical analysis. Recommended." -- S. Pepper * Choice *
"Provocative." -- Etsuo Kono * Japan News *
"Deeply thought-provoking. . . . Alexander Zahlten's study represents a major scholarly contribution to the fields of Japanese film and media studies and allied disciplines. The End of Japanese Cinema is a remarkable achievement in the scholarship of film and media, both from and in Japan."
-- Rea Amit * Film Quarterly *
"The End of Japanese Cinema is an innovative account of some significant currents within modern Japanese film which have tended to be marginalised." -- Alexander Jacoby * Sight & Sound *

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