UK Japanese Film Events/ Ringu at
Tue Oct 3 08:35:07 EDT 2006

I just been reading Thomas LaMarre's excellent book on novelist Junichiro
Tanizaki's relationship with cinema, Shadows on the Screen, and reading the
1918 short story The Tumour With the Human Face (Jinmensou), it suddenly
dawned on my that here was a literary precursor to Ringu that Hideo Nakata
MUST have been aware of, written some 80 years before. I strongly advise you
check it out.


> That sounds great! I am doing my PhD piece as a critical study into
> in all its varied incarnations (books, films, grafic novels, manga, Tv
> series) examining issues of representation and the impact of regional
> ideologies and mythologies. Hopefully youe book will be in print in the
> four years and it can help me along!
> Emma Newbery BA
> Programme Leader
> BTEC National Diploma in Media (Moving Image)
> Blackpool and the Fylde College
> >From: Jim Harper <jimharper666 at>
> >Reply-To: KineJapan at
> >To: KineJapan at
> >Subject: RE: UK Japanese Film Events
> >Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 15:05:42 +0100 (BST)
> >
> >Hi Emma- there are indeed very few around, so there's definitely room
> >one more. Basically, my book is a look at modern Japanese horror,
> >at the mid-eighties and covering right up to the present day. It's
> >analysis and part history, covering all the major themes, with a
> >look at the major directors of the period. I've opted to cover more
> >in less detail (as opposed to selecting a handful of representative
> >and provide a fairly extensive picture of the genre as a whole. This
> >my approach has had to be informal (definitely not 'fanboy-style',
> >however)- it's closer to (for example) Kim Newman's 'Nightmare Movies'
> >to the recent Edinburgh University publication, for example.
> >
> >   Publishing dates had been arranged, but for various reasons they
had to
> >be set aside and I'm not working on another deal, with interest being
> >fairly strong so far.
> >
> >   Thanks for your interest, and I'll keep you informed!
> >
> >   Jim Harper.
> >
> >Emma Newbery <emmanewbery at> wrote:
> >   Jim, tell me more about your book, as there are so few English
texts on
> >Japanese horror!
> >
> >
> >
> >Emma Newbery BA
> >Programme Leader
> >BTEC National Diploma in Media (Moving Image)
> >Blackpool and the Fylde College
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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