Shohei Imamura

Shohei Imamura is among the most important artists of postwar Japanese cinema Best known in the west for his award winning The Ballad of Narayama, Imamura has produced a body of work that is unequalled for its tumultuous energy and formal daring A dozen essays by such eminent authorities of Japanese cinema as Donald Richie, Max Tessier and Audie Bock are supplemented bShohei Imamura is among the most important artists of postwar Japanese cinema Best known in the west for his award winning The Ballad of Narayama, Imamura has produced a body of work that is unequalled for its tumultuous energy and formal daring A dozen essays by such eminent authorities of Japanese cinema as Donald Richie, Max Tessier and Audie Bock are supplemented by interviews with and articles by Imamura, which explore his influences, themes and working methods.Published by Cinematheque Ontario Distributed in Canada by Wilfrid Laurier University Press Distributed outside Canada by Indiana University Press.
Shohei Imamura Shohei Imamura is among the most important artists of postwar Japanese cinema Best known in the west for his award winning The Ballad of Narayama Imamura has produced a body of work that is unequalle

  • Title: Shohei Imamura
  • Author: James Quandt
  • ISBN: 9780968296905
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Shohei Imamura (1997), is a book of essays about the celebrated Japanese film maker was edited by James Quant that was designed to accompany a traveling retrospective of the films of the director in Canada and America in 1997-1998. It was organized by Cinematheque Ontario (Toronto) and the Audio-Visual Department of The Japan Foundation (Tokyo). This retrospective was due to Imamura winning a second Plame d'Or at the 1997 Cannes International Film Festival for The Eel, his second (the first was [...]

    2. Before I begin, I must flat out insist that anyone reading this watch Vengeance is Mine as soon as humanly possible. By far my favorite Imamura film, and Ken Ogata's performance is pretty much flawless. AnywayThanks to James Quandt, an active member of the Cinematheque Ontario, we have the first English language book on Imamura. Actually, he edited this sort of scrapbook of interviews and essays as a companion text to a traveling retrospective of Imamura's films in 1998. There are some great ess [...]

    3. There is very little published on Imamura in English. This is an indispensable resource on this neglected master of cinema. It's a combination of analysis, commentary, and interviews.

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