Some of this material is tantalizing indeed. For many users, the Theater section will be of greatest interest. There is an additional yen fee when using this method of payment. Charmingly presented in a mock theater complete with rising curtain , these clips are accompanied by music and benshi narration, with English subtitles. On the down side, this item was issued only in the Windows format, so Mac owners are immediately cut out. View my Flipboard Magazine.
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This data includes title, year of production, production company, director, staff, and cast. Charmingly presented in a mock theater complete with rising curtainthese clips are accompanied by music and benshi narration, with English subtitles.
The ordering procedure is outlined below. Add to Flipboard Magazine. But the films have been nearly impossible to see in theaters or on home video and so, it is safe to say, the great Japanese silent films are all but completely unknown in America.
Japanese silent film production continued well into the s because of the well-ensconced Benshi tradition of live narration of silent film action.
For many users, the Theater section will be of greatest interest.
You will receive an e-mail confirming the item s you ordered, price, and delivery time. If desired, a multimedia presentation raises an animated theater curtain, features about 10 seconds from all 45 films, then lowers the curtain. Reviews of silent film releases on home video.
Mxtsuda includes title, year of release, cast and crew credits, stills, commentary and a story synopsis. Masterpieces of Japanese Silent Cinema This is the location for the video clips from 45 Japanese silent films.
There are three main icons that permit entry into the various areas: Drilling down into these areas reveals a wealth of information that brings this obscure subject to life. The Research Center contains basic film data on an astounding 12, films.
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Each film marsuda also be individually selected for viewing. Video resolution is reasonable good, perhaps a tribute to the restoration process done on many of the films by Matsuda Film Productions, a collaborator on this disc. For more information on an item, please click on the icon or text below. View my Flipboard Magazine.
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Print out the Order Formfill in the relevant information, and fax it to us at Embedded links take the user quickly to other areas of interest, and can inspire days of research into a particular person or studio.
Reiko Ehara by mail or fax directly to Urban Connections. Clicking on the Research Center icon, for example, brings up articles on the following topics, among others: The Library icon gives users access to both audio and video interviews including film critics and benshi ; biographies of the people profiled on the disk; a list of references for further study; and a section on the benshi, those narrators who recycled the tradition of Kabuki narration into cinema. Movie Programs, Posters, Cassette Tapes.
This is a system in which you pay the postman when your order is delivered to you. Some of this material is tantalizing indeed.
Masterpieces of Japanese Silent Cinema on DVD-ROM
Gary Morris founded Bright Lights Film Journal as a print publication in ; it became a web-only magazine rpm Send us an e-mail at katsuben matsudafilm.
The format is simple and easily navigable.
Advance payment into our bank account: On the down side, this item was issued only in the Windows format, so Mac owners are immediately cut out. The Benshi narration of film performances was adapted from the Kubuki stage tradition that provided narration of live performances. We would also like to note that all names listed in the disc follow the Japanese tradition of surname first ie.
As entertaining as the video clips are, the DVD-ROMs true value lies in its information database of 12, Japanese films dating from through the late s.