The Resource A dream of resistance : the cinema of Kobayashi Masaki, Stephen Prince

A dream of resistance : the cinema of Kobayashi Masaki, Stephen Prince

Label
A dream of resistance : the cinema of Kobayashi Masaki
Title
A dream of resistance
Title remainder
the cinema of Kobayashi Masaki
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Prince
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Celebrated as one of Japan's greatest filmmakers, Kobayashi Masaki's scorching depictions of war and militarism marked him as a uniquely defiant voice in post-war Japanese cinema. A pacifist drafted into Japan's Imperial Army, Kobayashi survived the war with his principles intact and created a body of work that was uncompromising in its critique of the nation's military heritage. Yet his renowned political critiques were grounded in spiritual perspectives, integrating motifs and beliefs from both Buddhism and Christianity. A Dream of Resistance is the first book in English to explore Kobayashi's entire career, from the early films he made at Shochiku studio, to internationally-acclaimed masterpieces like The Human Condition, Harakiri, and Samurai Rebellion, and on to his final work for NHK Television. Closely examining how Kobayashi's upbringing and intellectual history shaped the values of his work, Stephen Prince illuminates the political and religious dimensions of Kobayashi's films, interpreting them as a prayer for peace in troubled times. Prince draws from a wealth of rare archives, including previously untranslated interviews, material that Kobayashi wrote about his films, and even the young director's wartime diary. The result is an unprecedented portrait of this singular filmmaker"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prince, Stephen
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.M338885
LC item number
P75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
Label
A dream of resistance : the cinema of Kobayashi Masaki, Stephen Prince
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Filmography: page 299
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Conjoining spirit and world -- A sharp and piercing thorn -- The logic of negation -- Guardians of the gate -- A pilgrim on the Silk Road
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780813592350
Lccn
2017011903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978444894
  • (OCoLC)ocn978444894
Label
A dream of resistance : the cinema of Kobayashi Masaki, Stephen Prince
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Filmography: page 299
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Conjoining spirit and world -- A sharp and piercing thorn -- The logic of negation -- Guardians of the gate -- A pilgrim on the Silk Road
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780813592350
Lccn
2017011903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978444894
  • (OCoLC)ocn978444894

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