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The End of Japanese Cinema By Alexander Zahlten

The End of Japanese Cinema by Alexander Zahlten

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In The End of Japanese Cinema Alexander Zahlten traces the evolution of a new form of holistic media studies-media ecology-through historical overview and analysis of Japanese film and industry from the 1960s to the 2000s.

The End of Japanese Cinema Summary

The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies by Alexander Zahlten

In The End of Japanese Cinema Alexander Zahlten moves film theory beyond the confines of film itself, attending to the emergence of new kinds of aesthetics, politics, temporalities, and understandings of film and media. He traces the evolution of a new media ecology through deep historical analyses of the Japanese film industry from the 1960s to the 2000s. Zahlten focuses on three popular industrial genres: Pink Film (independently distributed softcore pornographic films), Kadokawa (big-budget productions as part of a transmedia strategy), and V-Cinema (direct-to-video films). He examines the conditions of these films' production to demonstrate how the media industry itself becomes part of the politics of the media text and to highlight the complex negotiation between media and politics, culture, and identity in Japan. Zahlten points to a different history of film, one in which a once-powerful film industry transformed into becoming only one component within a complex media-mix ecology. In so doing, Zahlten opens new paths for uncovering similar broad processes in other large media societies.

A Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

The End of Japanese Cinema Reviews

"A rich historical analysis. Recommended." -- S. Pepper * Choice *
"Provocative." -- Etsuo Kono * Japan News *
"Deeply thought-provoking. . . . Alexander Zahlten's study represents a major scholarly contribution to the fields of Japanese film and media studies and allied disciplines. The End of Japanese Cinema is a remarkable achievement in the scholarship of film and media, both from and in Japan."
-- Rea Amit * Film Quarterly *
"The End of Japanese Cinema is an innovative account of some significant currents within modern Japanese film which have tended to be marginalised." -- Alexander Jacoby * Sight & Sound *
"Zahlten's nuanced readings of these industrial genres introduce concepts and terms that will be used productively for years to come. This book is an important contribution and should be read widely by scholars of Japan studies and film and media studies, particularly those interested in contemporary Japan." -- Charles Exley * Journal of Japanese Studies *

About Alexander Zahlten

Alexander Zahlten is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University and coeditor of Media Theory in Japan, also published by Duke University Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
1. Establishing Pink Film 25
2. Pink Times and Pink Spaces 63
3. Kadokawa Film 96
4. The Radicalization of Kadokawa Film 122
5. V-Cinema 152
6. Subgenres: Violence, Finances, Sex, and True Accounts 176
Conclusion: Present Histories 204
Notes 225
Bibliography 273
Index 285

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9780822369448
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The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies by Alexander Zahlten
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Paperback
Duke University Press
2017-10-06
320
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