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So glad that Taschen has released one of their patented coffee table books on one of my favorite subjects, Japanese films. Galbraith, who wrote a bio of Kurosawa and Mifube (The Emperor and the Wolf) does a nice job of summing up Japanese film history in a clear text nicely laid out amongst beautiful still photos from the films themselves. It includes silents, pre-war, the New Wave, Anime, the 80's and beyond and so forth. You've got Ozu, Naruse, Imamura, Oshima, Fukusaku, Suzuki, Itami, Miike, ...more