Aaron Gerow's A Page of Madness: Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan PDF

By Aaron Gerow

ISBN-10: 1929280513

ISBN-13: 9781929280513

ISBN-10: 1929280521

ISBN-13: 9781929280520

Michigan Monograph sequence in eastern reports No. 64


Kinugasa Teinosuke’s 1926 movie, A web page of insanity (Kurutta ichipeiji), is widely known as one of many masterpieces of silent cinema. It was once an independently produced, experimental, avant-garde paintings from Japan whose marvelous use of cinematic approach was once equivalent to if now not more desirable to that of latest ecu cinema. these learning Japan, targeting the important involvement of such writers as Yokomitsu Riichi and the Nobel Prize winner Kawabata Yasunari, have noticeable it as a pillar of the shut courting within the Taisho period among movie and inventive modernism, in addition to a marker of the individuality of prewar jap movie culture.


But is that this movie rather what it sort of feels to be? utilizing meticulous study at the film’s creation, distribution, exhibition, and reception, in addition to shut research of the film’s taking pictures script and capturing notes lately made on hand, Aaron Gerow attracts a brand new photograph of this complicated paintings, one revealing a movie divided among scan and conference, modernism and melodrama, the picture and the be aware, cinema and literature, conflicts that play out within the tale and constitution of the movie and its context. those diverse types of A web page of insanity have been constructed on the time in various interpretations of a movie essentially approximately differing perceptions and conflicting worlds, and paradoxically discovered within the indisputable fact that the movie that exists at the present time isn't the one initially published. together with a close research of the movie and translations of up to date experiences and capturing notes for scenes lacking from the present print, Gerow’s ebook deals provocative perception into the attention-grabbing movie A web page of insanity was—and nonetheless is—and into the struggles over this paintings that attempted to articulate where of cinema in eastern society and modernity.

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