Two questions regarding Masumura Yasuzo
mroberts37 at mail-central.com
Sun Apr 4 19:55:19 EDT 2010
In addition to "À la Découverte de Yasuzô Masumura" that appeared in
the journal "Cinema", Rosenbaum also published this:
"Enlightened Madness." Film Comment 38.5 (2002): 32, 35-39.
However, it is a much shorter text, substantially different. I would
recommend a more recent essay by Michael Raine, "Modernization without
modernity: Masumura Yasuzô's Giants and toys (1958)" that appears in
Phillips, Alastair, and Julian Stringer. Japanese Cinema : Texts and
Contexts. London ; New York: Routledge, 2007.
"Texts and Contexts" is a fine collection, with a number of other
essays that might be of interest to you.
In English, probably the most extensive treatments can be found in
three dissertations by Yoshimoto, Raine, and myself. You can order
them from Proquest.
Roberts, Mark Downing. "Masumura Yasuzô and the Cinema of Social
Consciousness." Thesis (Ph D in Rhetoric). University of California,
Raine, Michael John. "Youth, Body, and Subjectivity in the Japanese
Cinema, 1955-1960." The University of Iowa, 2002.
Yoshimoto, Mitsuhiro. "Logic of Sentiment: The Postwar Japanese Cinema
and Questions of Modernity (Melodrama, Sentimentality, Kurosawa Akira,
Masumura Yasuzo, Ozu Yasujiro, Oshima Nagisa)." PhD. U.C. San Diego,
These dissertations are, of course, research in progress, but they
contain longer analyses of specific films. I believe Michael is
working on a book, as am I.
There are also some older works in French and Italian, most already
cited in this thread. The complete reference for the essay by Le Pape
and Tessier is:
Le Pape, Jean-Paul, and Max Tessier. "Yasuro Masumura et les
Modernistes du 'Taiyozoku'." Le Cinema Japonais Au Present:
1959-1979. Paris: Lherminier, 1980.
In Italian, there is also this, though I have not read it:
Miccich, Lino. "Da Masumura a Oshima." Il Nuovo Cinema Degli Anni
'60. Roma: ERI, 1972.
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