Ozu's Tokyo Story (Cambridge Film Handbooks) (Paperback)

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By David Desser (Editor), Horton Andrew (Editor)
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Ozu's Tokyo Story is generally regarded as one of the finest films ever made. Universal in its appeal, it is also considered to be "particularly Japanese." Exploring its universality and cultural specificity, this collection of specially commissioned essays demonstrates the multiple planes on which the film can be appreciated. Among the topics discussed are Ozu's relationship to aspects of Japanese tradition, situating the film within artistic modes, religious systems and beliefs, and socio-cultural and familial formations; and an analysis of how Ozu has been misunderstood in Western criticism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521484350
ISBN-10: 0521484359
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: July 17th, 1997
Pages: 188
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Film Handbooks