A critical introduction the most important Japanese horror films produced over the last fifty years, Japanese Horror Cinema provides an insightful examination of. Japanese Horror Cinema has 29 ratings and 2 reviews. Chris said: A competent, well put together collection of essay reflecting the broad themes that have. JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA (PAPERBACK) Author Jay McRoy. Published by University of Hawaii Press Publication Date:

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University of Hawaii Press April 30, Language: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. As Jay McRoy writes in the Introduction, the “critical explorations and detailed case studies [which make up the volume] combine sophisticated cultural analyses with close readings of ‘key’ works of Japanese cinematic horror.

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The case study for this section is Nakata Hideo’s “Ringu” and “Ringu 2. The case study for this section is Ishii Takashi’s “Freeze Me.

The thematic arrangement is logical: However the piece on Ringu and Ringu two is expertly written and the early chapter addressing the tropes of abandoned and avenging japabese characters in films such as Kwaide A competent, well put together jqy of essay reflecting the broad themes that have impacted Japanese horror films from around to Karolina Szafarz rated it liked it Dec 18, Peter no akuma no joi-san. Jziegler added it Oct 10, While anime has received considerable critical attention, inspiring popular fan-zines and academics alike, J-Horror has so far not been favored to the same extent by scholars.


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Edited by Jay McRoy. References to this book Film Genre: In general terms, the project succeeds well. Menninghaus, Winifred Disgust: Steven Schneider marked it as to-read Dec 08, Mort Chud added it Mar 17, Interestingly, however, McRoy fails to entertain other possible interpretations of guinea pig films, which might counter some of the misogynistic readings.

According to McRoy, this discourse centres around shifting notions of cinena identity, the trauma of abrupt social change in an era of globalisation, and the tension between the desire for social cohesion, and a return to origins with a growing discontent concerning the more pathological aspects of traditional conceptions of gender roles and social identity. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Japanese Horror Cinema

Mctoy Center Find new research papers in: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Brandon Courtney marked it as to-read May 22, Books by Jay McRoy. My library Help Advanced Book Search. However, I understand that film does have a very vocal following and is very critically admired, and I would imagine anyone not in academia picking this novel up would be most interested in it’s analysis.


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Edinburgh University Press- Horror films – pages. Available in search results n Next page p Previous page f Toggle filters Open nth result on page. For instance we have chapters such as: The contemporary Japanese horror film resides in the very midst of such debates. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


A competent, well put together collection of essay reflecting the broad themes that have impacted Japanese horror films from around to The book examines the genre’s dominant aesthetic,cultural, political and technological japannese, and individual chapters address key topics such as: Amy marked it as to-read Oct 16, The essays are informative and informed—theoretically, historically, and methodologically—and offer a wide range of perspectives on their subject.

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