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Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film
Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film offers an extraordinary close-up of the hitherto overlooked golden age of Japanese cult, action and exploitation cinema from the early 1950s through to the late 1970s, and up to the present day. Having unique access to the top maverick filmmakers and Japanese genre film icons, Chris D. brings together interviews with, and original writings o...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 22nd 2005 by I. B. Tauris
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I specifically sought out Chirs D.'s Outlaw Masters Of Japanese Film (2005) to get some ideas on cult directors that have I missed out on or didn't know enough about. Chis D. profiles 12 directors and two performers and then follows up the profiles with interviews and filmographies. The first chapter is on director Kinji Fuksaku, most well-known for his jitsuroku (real life account) yakuza series "Battles Without Honor or Humanity." He's a director I like and was well-versed in. But the second c ...more
Pretty enjoyable book that provides a nice overview of many directors who held singular and unique visions and were, nevertheless, forced to operate outside of the studio system. Not completely comprehensive and focused mainly on plot details and interviews.