From Book To Screen: Modern Japanese Literature In Films Keiko I. McDonald

ISBN: 9780765603883

Published: December 31st 1999

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326 pages


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From Book To Screen: Modern Japanese Literature In Films  by  Keiko I. McDonald

From Book To Screen: Modern Japanese Literature In Films by Keiko I. McDonald
December 31st 1999 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 326 pages | ISBN: 9780765603883 | 5.15 Mb

Of all the world s cinemas, Japans is perhaps unique in its closeness to the nations literature, past and contemporary. The Western world became aware of this when Akira Kurosawas Rashomon was awarded the Grand Prize at the Venice film festival inMoreOf all the world s cinemas, Japans is perhaps unique in its closeness to the nations literature, past and contemporary. The Western world became aware of this when Akira Kurosawas Rashomon was awarded the Grand Prize at the Venice film festival in 1951 and the Oscar for best foreign film in 1952.

More recent examples include Shohei Imamuras Eel, which won the Palm dOr (Best Picture) at Cannes in 1997.From Book to Screen breaks new ground by exploring important connections between Japans modern literary tradition and its national cinema. The first part offers an historical and cultural overview of the working relationship that developed between pure literature and film. It deals with three important periods in which filmmakers relied most heavily on literary works for enriching and developing cinematic art.

The second part provides detailed analyses of a dozen literary works and their screen adoptions.



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