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Remaking Kurosawa

Translations and Permutations in Global Cinema

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. D. P. Martinez
    Pages 1-17
  3. D. P. Martinez
    Pages 19-29
  4. D. P. Martinez
    Pages 31-42
  5. D. P. Martinez
    Pages 97-112
  6. D. P. Martinez
    Pages 113-140
  7. D. P. Martinez
    Pages 141-160
  8. D. P. Martinez
    Pages 161-171
  9. D. P. Martinez
    Pages 173-181
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-225

About this book


Through the lens of Akira Kurosawa's films, Martinez dissects the human tendency to make connections in a pioneering attempt to build a bridge out of diverse materials: the anthropology of Japan, film studies, and postmodern theory.


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About the authors

D P MARTINEZ is Reader in Anthropology with special reference to Japan at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.

Bibliographic information


"Offers the reader a portrait of Kurosawa's work in circulation throughout global culture, a focus that is unlike that found in other studies of Kurosawa...Martinez's sensitive understanding of Japanese culture provides fresh and intriguing interpretations of the plot material found in four key Kurosawa movies." - Journal of Japanese Studies"A very welcome addition to the growing number of English language books discussing Kurosawa and his works. It approaches the topic from an angle that has often been referred to, but never quite explored with the dedication and enthusiasm that Martinez has given it." -