- List of Contributors
- Japanese Film without Japan: Toward a Nondisciplined Film Studies
- Triangulating Japanese Film Style
- Critical Reception: Historical Conceptions of Japanese Film Criticism
- Creating the Audience: Cinema as Popular Recreation and Social Education in Modern Japan
- Adaptation as “Transcultural Mimesis” in Japanese Cinema
- The Edge of Montage: A Case of Modernism/Modanizumu in Japanese Cinema
- Nationalizing Madame Butterfly: The Formation of Female Stars in Japanese Cinema
- Performing Colonial Identity: Byeonsa, Colonial Film Spectatorship, and the Formation of National Cinema in Korea Under Japanese Colonial Rule
- Outpost of Hybridity: Paramount’s Campaign in Japan, 1952–1962
- Erasing China in Japan’s “Hong Kong Films”
- The Emergence of the Asian Film Festival: Cold War Asia and Japan’s Reentrance to the Regional Film Industry in the 1950s
- Yamagata–Asia–Europe: The International Film Festival Short Circuit
- Nitrate Film Production in Japan: A Historical Background of the Early Days
- Sketches of Silent Film Sound in Japan: Theatrical Functions of Ballyhoo, Orchestras, and Kabuki Ensembles
- The <i>Jidaigeki</i> Film <i>Twilight Samurai</i>—A Salaryman–Producer’s Point of View
- Occupation and Memory: The Representation of Woman’s Body in Postwar Japanese Cinema
- Reading <i>Nishijin</i> (1961) as Cinematic Memory
- By Other Hands: Environment and Apparatus in 1960s Intermedia
- Viral Contagion in the <i>Ringu</i> Intertext
- Media Mix and the Metaphoric Economy of World
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter discusses Yamada Yoji's 2002 jidaigeki film, Twilight Samurai, from a film producer's perspective in light of contemporary filmmaking in Japan. The current statuses of major film studios, major directors, actual filmmaking practices (scripts, location shootings, postproductions), distribution network, and domestic and international film festivals, among other things are meticulously analyzed based on the firsthand experience of the author.
Yamamoto Ichiro is a producer for one of Japan's most famous film studios, Shochiku. He has produced films by famed directors including Hou Hsiao-hsien, Sai Yoichi, and Yamada Yoji. "Twilight Samurai" was the Academy Award nominee in 2004 for Best Foreign Language Feature.
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