[KineJapan] Cinema Is a Cat

Miyao, Daisuke dmiyao at ucsd.edu
Wed Oct 30 13:58:03 EDT 2019

Thank you for your kind message, Jasper. That series is a lovely idea!

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Interesting! I've been trying to programme a season on Japanese cat and dog movies for almost a decade now, but can't get any venues, festivals or funders interested, so anything this book can do to promote interest!

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Available now on Dual-Format Blu-ray/DVD from Arrow Films<https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/the-creeping-garden-dual-format/FCD1435>.
The book, The Creeping Garden: Irrational Encounters with Plasmodial Slime Moulds is out now from Alchimia Publishing<http://www.alchimiapublishing.com/creeping-garden/>.
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"An out-of-left-field nerdy delight", John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter<https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/creeping-garden-fantasia-review-724416>.
"Strange, eccentric, diverting", Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian<https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/09/creeping-garden-review-slime-mould-film>.

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Subject: [KineJapan] Cinema Is a Cat

Dear KineJapan members,

This is a shameless self-promotion on the National Cat Day. My new book, Cinema Is a Cat: A Cat Lover's Introduction to Film Studies, is now available from the University of Hawai'i Press. Thank you, Aaron and Hiroshi, for your generous blurbs!

This book is not specifically about Japanese cinema, but there are several chapters in which I discuss Japanese films, including Neko to Shozo to futari no onna; Neko zamurai; and Janguru taitei Leo. I published a Japanese book (shinsho) with a very similar title in 2011, but this book is not a translated version of it. New chapters and new intro were added, and other chapters were significantly re-written for different target audiences. This book has more illustrations, too! I hope you enjoy, especially those of you cat lovers!

Thank you,

PS I have attached a 20% off order form.

Daisuke Miyao
Professor and the Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature
Director of the Japanese Studies Program
Director of Doctoral Studies, Department of Literature
University of California, San Diego
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