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A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors: From the Silent Era to the Present Day

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This important work fills the need for a reasonably priced yet comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film. With clear insight and without academic jargon, Jacoby examines the works of over 150 filmmakers to uncover what makes their films worth watching.

Included are artistic profiles of everyone from Yutaka Abe to Isao Yukisada, including master
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Stone Bridge Press (first published November 1st 2007)
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Omar Manjouneh
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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توثيق لبروفايلات حوالي 150 مخرج ياباني، بمقدمه مختصرة عن مسيرة كل مخرج وحصر بكل أفلامه لحد سنة 2007 .. قريته باستعجال شديد لإني كنت عايز أطلع منه معلومات محددة وناوي أرجعله تاني على مهلي ويمكن ده اللي آثر على انطباعي عنه، الكتاب في المجمل مهتم يعرفك بأكبر قدر من المخرجين "المهمين" أكتر ما هو مهتم يكلمك عنهم وده بيخليه مصدر مهم للبحث خصوصاً إن في معلومات مش موجودة على الانترنت أو موجودة بصورة غلط، لكن بعيد عن المعلومات المباشرة فالتحليل اللي بيحاول يقدمه لمسيرة المخرجين بيبقى في أوقات كتير مش أكت ...more
Hez
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
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Encyclopedia of directors. Focuses on golden age, canonical directors and not very comprehensive of contemporary ones. The criticism is often weak, neglecting opinion on goodness or badness, and with little recommendation of the best films in vast filmographies. I could excuse these flaws as academic but that's not an excuse really.
Vincent
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent concise reference book
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