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positions (2019) 27 (4): 597–621.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Rea Amit Imamura Taihei (1911–86) is considered by many to be the first film theorist in Japan, and he is known chiefly for his two grand theories on documentary film and animation. Yet, at the same time, Imamura also developed a third, no less ambitious theory, that of “Cinema and Japanese Art...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
...James Reichert “ Oyama and Anxieties about the Feminization of Japanese Film” offers an alternative perspective on the gender politics behind the switch from oyama , or male actors specializing in female roles, to actresses in early Japanese film. To date, most treatments of this issue have...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 450–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Diane Wei Lewis In the early 1920s, Japanese filmmakers increasingly adopted American-style production practices and strategies of representation. Resisting this trend, the Nikkatsu film company’s Mukōjima studio advocated multiple approaches to filmmaking, challenging the rhetoric of “purity...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 329–369.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jie Li This article examines a collection of documentary films produced by the South Manchurian Railway Company (Mantetsu) in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo as the first part of a broader study of films produced in and about Manchuria in the 1930s and 1940s. Taking up a common description...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 679–703.
Published: 01 November 2022
...) and then explores the contribution of Ōshima's Kōshikei to them, showing the limitations of some previous lines of interpretation of the film. Relating the different dimensions of an ideology, in this case the political theory and the practice of cinema of the Japanese New Left, will help us to gain a better...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Kirsten Cather This article considers the 1973 Nikkatsu Roman Porn film adaptation of a short story by Japanese literary giant Nagai Kafū, “Underneath the Papering of the Four-and-a-Half-Mat Room” (“Yojōhan fusuma no urabari”). This low-budget erotic film appeared in the international context...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
...: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Matsuzawa Tetsurō . 2001 . Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior . New York : Springer . McDonald Keiko I. 2006 . Reading a Japanese Film: Cinema in Context . Honolulu : University...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... for filmmak- ers involved in the production of educational and documentary films, and published on documentary filmmaking. Notably and unlike his peers, Mat- sumoto did not embrace the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) line...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 541–542.
Published: 01 May 2014
... films and fictions in relation to issues of psychoanalysis, visuality, and colonial modernity. James Reichert is currently an associate professor of Japanese literature at Stanford University. His publications include...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 24–76.
Published: 01 February 1993
... official, meets Kawashima Yoshiko. Yamaguchi (fig. I) was to become the noted Japanese film-industry idol Ri KO-ran within the next two years. Her real name was Yamaguchi Yoshiko and she was, in fact, Japanese; she was born in Manchuria...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... . 2014 . “Establishing the Genre of the Revisionist War Film: The Shin-Toho Body of Post-occupation War Films in Japan.” In Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War , edited by Tam King-fai , 93 – 106 . London : Routledge . Zi Sun . 1999 . The Art of War (孙子兵法). Edited...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 931–932.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 2014 Contributors Kirsten Cather researches and teaches modern Japanese literature and film at University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan (2012). Her current book...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 382–405.
Published: 01 May 1994
... ninety-plus film scores have transformed Japanese film music. The interview, however, far exceeded this goal. Conversation ran on for an hour and a half, only minutes worth eventually making their way into Music for the Movies...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Japanese Film Culture in the Fifteen Years’ War, 1931–1945 . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press . Imamura Taihei . 1964 . “Kaisetsu” (“Commentary”) . In NMz 3 : 323 – 38 . Itami Mansaku . 1946 . “Senso sekininsha no mondai” (“The Problem of Who Is Responsible for the War...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1191–1213.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Nancy Stalker Matthew Barney's 2005 film-cum-performance-piece, Drawing Restraint 9 ( DR9 ), portrays a budding romance between two individuals he terms the “Occidental Guests,” played by Barney and his real-life partner, the singer Björk, aboard a Japanese whaling ship. In the film's climactic...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 801–802.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... Darrell W. Davis teaches film history and Asian cinema at the University of New South Wales. He is the author of Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film (1996). Lei Guang teaches political science...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 839–862.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Juyeon Bae Abstract This article examines mnemonic politics after 1987’s democratization in Taiwan by discussing the cinematic representation of colonial memory, mainly focusing on Wei Te‐Sheng's films set in the Japanese colonial era. After the end of martial law in 1987, prohibited issues...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 May 2017
...: Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Gardner William . 2004 . “New Perceptions: Kinugasa Teinosuke's Films and Japanese Modernism.” Cinema Journal 43 , no. 3 : 59 – 78 . Gerow Aaron . 1993 . “Celluloid Masks: The Cinematic Image and the Image...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 161–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
...- work to a Japanese film. Hansen’s argument makes the simple dichotomy Miyao ❘ Bright Lights, Big City 165 modernism/classicism invalid but still appears to unconsciously inherit struc- tural dimensions of center...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Abé Mark Nornes 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Postwar Documentary Trace: Groping in the Dark Abé Mark Nornes The 1998 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival featured a major retrospective of Japanese documentary films from...