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This list of readings was compiled by David McIntosh for his course, “Japanese Cinema: Code, Text and Context” at the Ontario College of Art & Design in the winter of 1999.

Bibliography for Marty's Japanese Film Notes

Marty Spellerberg. February 2nd, 2000

Cohen, Robert, "Why Does Oharu Faint? Mizoguchi’s The Life of Oharu and Patriarchal Discourse" (pp 33-55) and Tessier, Max, "Oshima Nagisa, or the Battered Energy of Desire" (pp 69-85) in Arther Noletti and David Desser, Reframing Japanese Cinema ISBN 0253207231

Cavanaugh, Carole, "Unwriting the Female Persona in Osaka Elegy and The Life of Oharu" in Mizoguchi, The Master, (pp 64-65)

Burch, Noel, "Preface," (pp 11-40); "Film and Democracy," (pp 271-281); "Kurosawa Akira" (pp 291-306); and "Oshima Nagisa" (pp 325-329) in To The Distant Observer: Form and Meaning in Japanese Cinema ISBN 0520036050

Dresser, David, "Introduction," (pp 1-21) and "Buddhism in Tokyo Story" (pp 101-117) in Ozu’s Tokyo Story ISBN 0521484359

Dresser, David, "Introduction" (pp 1-12) and "Ruined Maps" (pp 76-107) in Eros Plus Massacre ISBN 0253204690

Scott Nygren, "Reconstructing Modernism: Japanese Film and the Post-modern Context" (pp 71-73) in Wide Angle, 11, 3, 1989

Oshima, Nagisa, "Perspectives on Japanese Cinema" (pp 6-17), "Beyond Endless Self-Negation: The Attitude of the New Filmmakers" (pp 47-53)), "Sexual Poverty" (pp 240-248) and "Theory of Experimental Pornographic Film" (pp 251-264) in The Wrtings of Nagisa Oshima: Cinmea, Censorship and the State ISBN 0262150409

Server, Lee, "Seijun Suzuki" (pp 68-71); "Japanese Cinema Today" (pp 73-79) and "Anime" (pp 85-89) in Asian Pop Culture, ISBN 0811821196


Marty’s Japanese Film Notes

These notes were compiled in the winter of 1999 as part of Marty’s studies at the Ontario College of Art & Design.