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Masumura Yasuzō

A Breakthrough in the Wall of Japanese Cinema

Maria Roberta Novielli    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

A few fundamental events contributed to create a revolution in the world of Japanese cinema during the 1950s, drastically cutting its links with the past and stimulating a completely different way to make movies. One of the main authors to stress the need for a complete change was MasumuraYasuzo. He had been studying for two years (1952-54) in Rome, an experience which enabled him to introduce a new kind of approach to human beings into Japan. Masumura’s refusal for the classical atmosphere of Japanese cinema, often referring to nature as a metaphor of the existence, together with what he had learnt in Italy, gave birth to some of his masterpieces, where the fictional universe works as a frame for depicting a dialectic mixing of freedom and individuality.

Published
Nov. 7, 2018
Accepted
March 28, 2017
Submitted
Nov. 12, 2016
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-289-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-264-2