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The Japanese Film: A Personal View – 1947–1995

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Abstract:

The movie theatre was packed and I was wedged against the back wall looking at the naked screen, waiting for the movie to start - as I had so often in my life.

As for so many of my generation - who, like me, had profitably spent their youth in the dark -it was a moment of promise, the last of the ordinary before the projector's beam focused on the empty screen and a better, truer, more manageable world unreeled.

But this beloved anticipation which I so well knew from long childhood afternoons at the Sigma in far Ohio was now touched with concern as well. For I was no longer a child, twenty-three, this was the Gekijo Tokyo Kurabu in Asakusa, and I was transgressing.

Keywords: 1947; 1995; Japan; film; foreigner; movie theatre

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ac.7.2.3_1

Publication date: August 1, 2012

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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