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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Akiko Mizoguchi Midori Sawato has become the top benshi in Japan since her debut in 1973, having performed at numerous venues in and outside of her country. A benshi is a performer who provides both the expository narration and the voices for on-screen characters for silent films. When Sawato...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 166.
Published: 01 December 2011
... on women and vidding, essays on activist documentary, and interviews with filmmakers Anna Biller and acclaimed benshi Midori Sawato. We encourage authors to use the short format to experiment with form in a critical context. The section includes solicited contri- butions and open submissions...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 91–127.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: “The great silent films that old fans (¯rudoo fan) fondly remember will be play- ing, accompanied by great benshi (film lecturer) narration and great music.” The series ran at Cinema Ginza in downtown Tokyo for one week starting 19 December 1935, screening silent classics such as Zigomar (dir...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., by substituting the actress for the oyama, filmic narration for a benshi (silent film nar- rator), and filmic realism for theatrical representation, the wom- an’s film signaled opposition to a feudal past, as well as its own affiliation with a modern cinema. Shochiku merged Hollywood influences with narratives...