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Akira Kurosawa and Intertextual Cinema
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, an ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published 1993)
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Goodwin is definitely no Richie. While there's good stuff in here, it never escapes the air of faint intellectual wankery. On the other hand it has proven a very useful source for quotes in papers that demand a certain level of faint intellectual wankery.