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Imamura's Films
A look at the work of Japanese filmmaker Shohei Imamura.
# 132894 | 1,750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Film (History of)


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This paper discusses the work of Japanese filmmaker Shohei Imamura, who has created some of Japan's most provocative cinema of the latter half of the 20th century. According to the paper, his themes are always transgressive and highly challenging to the ordinary mindset, and include such trademark touchstones as civilization versus savagery; science versus superstition; humans as animals, capitalism, paganism, incest.

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"While the name of Shohei Imamura (1926 - 2006) is not as well known internationally as that of Akira Kurosawa or Yasujiro Ozu, yet this Japanese filmmaker has created some of Japan's most provocative cinema of the latter half of the 20^th century. Imamura started off as a minor camera assistant to Ozu, but he was unimpressed by Ozu's style of excessive formality and what appeared to be a conventional stasis, and soon broke off in this own intensely anti-traditional direction. He became a writer of scripts as well as a director, eventually handling both tasks with skill and talent. His themes are always transgressive and highly..."

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