Space In-Between: Masumura Yasuzo, Japanese New Wave, and Mass Culture Cinema

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Title: Space In-Between: Masumura Yasuzo, Japanese New Wave, and Mass Culture Cinema
Author: Terry, Patrick Alan, 1984-
Abstract: During the early stage of Japan's High Economic Growth Period (1955-1970), a group of directors and films, labeled the Japanese New Wave, emerged to strong critical acclaim and scholarly pursuit. Over time, Japanese New Wave Cinema has come to occupy a central position within the narrative history of Japanese film studies. This position has helped introduce many significant films while inadvertently ostracizing or ignoring the much broader landscape of film at this time. This thesis seeks to complexify the New Wave's central position through the career of Daiei Studios' director, Masumura Yasuzo. Masumura signifies a "space in-between" the cultural elite represented by the New Wave and the box office focus of mass culture cinema. Utilizing available English language and rare Japanese sources, this thesis will re-examine Masumura's position on the periphery of film studies while highlighting the larger film environment of this dynamic period.
Description: viii, 111 p. : ill. (some col.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/11477
Date: 2011-06


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