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5.5 x 8.5"
A Personal Journey
This is a passionate, personal journey through one of the world’s greatest national cinemas, beginning with the classic directors who came to the fore in the postwar period. The book traces the common themes explored by these directors as well as the impact of important historical and cultural issues, including World War 2, the representation of women, and the revolutionary spirit of the 1960s.
Finally, Peter Cowie surveys the state of contemporary Japanese film and some of its greatest living practitioners. Cowie brings a lifetime’s commitment to film to bear on the human relationships so well explored by these Japanese auteurs.
About the Author(s)
Peter Cowie has spent his life writing about cinema, and in particular about the prodigious talents that emerged during the 1950s and 1960s such as Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa.