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By Stephen Prince

ISBN-10: 0813592356

ISBN-13: 9780813592350

Celebrated as considered one of Japan’s maximum filmmakers, Kobayashi Masaki’s sizzling depictions of struggle and militarism marked him as a uniquely defiant voice in post-war eastern cinema. A pacifist drafted into Japan’s Imperial military, Kobayashi survived the struggle along with his rules intact and created a physique of labor that used to be uncompromising in its critique of the nation’s army historical past. but his well known political opinions have been grounded in religious views, integrating motifs and ideology from either Buddhism and Christianity.  

A Dream of Resistance is the 1st ebook in English to discover Kobayashi’s whole occupation, from the early motion pictures he made at Shochiku studio, to internationally-acclaimed masterpieces like The Human , Harakiri, and Samurai Rebellion, and directly to his ultimate paintings for NHK tv. heavily interpreting how Kobayashi’s upbringing and highbrow historical past formed the values of his paintings, Stephen Prince illuminates the political and spiritual dimensions of Kobayashi’s movies, examining them as a prayer for peace in bothered occasions. Prince attracts from a wealth of infrequent data, together with formerly untranslated interviews, fabric that Kobayashi wrote approximately his movies, or even the younger director’s wartime diary. the result's an exceptional portrait of this singular filmmaker.  

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