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The Resource Ghost in the well : the hidden history of horror films in Japan, Michael Crandol

Ghost in the well : the hidden history of horror films in Japan, Michael Crandol

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Ghost in the well : the hidden history of horror films in Japan
Title
Ghost in the well
Title remainder
the hidden history of horror films in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Michael Crandol
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ghost in the Well is the first study to provide a full history of the horror genre in Japanese cinema, from the silent era to Classical period movies such as Mizoguchi's Ugetsu (1953) and Nakagawa's Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan (1959) to the contemporary global popularity of J-horror pictures like the Ring and Ju-on franchises. Michael Crandol draws on a wide range of Japanese language sources, including magazines, posters and interviews with directors such as Kurosawa Kiyoshi, to consider the development of kaiki eiga, the Japanese form meaning 'weird' or 'bizarre' films that most closely corresponds to Western understandings of 'horror'. He traces the origins of kaika eiga in Japanese kabuki theatre traditions, showing how these traditional forms were combined with the style and conventions of Hollywood horror to produce an aesthetic that was both transnational and peculiarly Japanese. Ghost in the Well sheds new light on one of Japanese cinema's best-known genres, while also serving as a fascinating case study of how popular film genres are re-imagined across cultural divides"--
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Crandol, Michael
Dewey number
791.43/6164
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H6
LC item number
C73 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Horror films
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Ghost in the well : the hidden history of horror films in Japan, Michael Crandol
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Kaiki eiga: defining classic Japanese horror films -- Ghost cats vs samaurai: prewar Kaiki cinema -- The dead sleep unwell: wartime and occupation censorship, and the postwar return of Kaiki -- Uncanny invasions: the Shintōhō Studio and Nakagawa Nobuo -- Back from the grave: the death of a genre, and the Kaiki legacy of J-horror -- The end ...?
Control code
MSTDDA6480694
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350178755
Media category
electronic
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isbdmedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ghost in the well : the hidden history of horror films in Japan, Michael Crandol
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Kaiki eiga: defining classic Japanese horror films -- Ghost cats vs samaurai: prewar Kaiki cinema -- The dead sleep unwell: wartime and occupation censorship, and the postwar return of Kaiki -- Uncanny invasions: the Shintōhō Studio and Nakagawa Nobuo -- Back from the grave: the death of a genre, and the Kaiki legacy of J-horror -- The end ...?
Control code
MSTDDA6480694
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350178755
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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