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East Asian Popular Culture

Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations

Authors: Brown, Steven T.

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  • Offers transnational analysis of selected J-horror films from new angles that shed light on previously ignored aspects of the genre
  • Provides insightful analysis of the formal aspects of Japanese horror cinema that go well beyond previous studies, including in-depth discussion of sound design, framing, cinematographic techniques, color, and lighting
  • Details topics relevant to students and scholars of Asian Cinema and Popular Culture, as well as Transnational Media and Cultural Studies
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About this book

Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations undertakes a critical reassessment of Japanese horror cinema by attending to its intermediality and transnational hybridity in relation to world horror cinema. Neither a conventional film history nor a thematic survey of Japanese horror cinema, this study offers a transnational analysis of selected films from new angles that shed light on previously ignored aspects of the genre, including sound design, framing techniques, and lighting, as well as the slow attack and long release times of J-horror’s slow-burn style, which have contributed significantly to the development of its dread-filled cinema of sensations.

About the authors

Steven T. Brown is Professor of Japanese Film, Transnational Cinema, and Sound Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon, USA. He is author of Tokyo Cyberpunk (2010) and Theatricalities of Power (2001), editor of Cinema Anime (2006), and co-editor of Performing Japanese Women (2002).

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In Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations, Steven T. Brown provides an invaluable reflection on the subterranean cult phenomenon of Japanese horror film, or ‘J-horror.’ Unafraid to enter the underground passages that define the J-horror genre, Brown shows the complexity of this cinema, its brilliance as well as the dark auteurism it has engendered. Brown links this J-horror to phenomenologies and paraphenomenologies of perception, to the uncanny, to Surrealism and cruelty, and ultimately to an epistemology of fear. This book opens a genuine dialogue with the other side of cinema.” (Akira Lippit, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California, USA, and author of Atomic Light, Shadow Optics)

“Treating Japanese horror cinema squarely as a transnational phenomenon and as an issue for cinema studies, Brown’s approach to filmic works as ‘assemblages’ takes apart, like in a sequence of exploded views, the films under his discussion. By placing J-Horror in its transnational and transdisciplinary context, Brown creates a vivid, pulsating interconnectedness with works of literature, fine art, and music, with concepts of philosophy, and with phenomena of folklore and mythology. In so doing, Brown sets new standards and guidelines for other scholars to follow—or to ignore at their own peril.” (Tom Mes, Lecturer in Japanese Film, Leiden University, The Netherlands, and author of Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Hardcover $109.00
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  • Due: April 2, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88969-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations
Authors
Series Title
East Asian Popular Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70629-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70629-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70628-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88969-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 330
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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