New Ozu Book
amnornes at umich.edu
Sat May 7 02:56:27 EDT 2005
Big omedeto to KineJapan member Antonio Santos, who has just published
a major book on Ozu. It's a hefty book based on his dissertation,
covers all of Ozu's extant films, and also has a multi-language
bibliography on the filmmaker.
Here is a rough translation of the cover copy:
Ozu could hardly suppose that, forty years after his death, he would
become one of the Japanese Filmmakers more esteemed in the West,
where he is considered as one of the greatest filmmakers in the world.
After the celebration of his first centennial, the art and the memory
of Yasujiro Ozu stay deeply alive. Finally he got the fame, out of his
country, when he could not avoid it.
Despite his increasing prestige, and the admiration for his work, Ozu
remains as the most unknown of all the great filmmakers. This book
studies, for the first time, all the extant filmography of this
outstanding artist. Avoiding the mystic interpretations as well as the
excesive formalism often used in the comments of his films, this essay
tries to understand Ozu´s work as a cultural achievement of his time.
Yasujiro Ozu : elogio del silencio (In praise of Silence)
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