1st Edition

The Japan/America Film Wars
World War II Propaganda and its Cultural Contexts



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ISBN 9781032070148
October 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

With contributions from noted critics and film historians from both countries, this book, first published in 1994, examines some of the most innovative and disturbing propaganda ever created. It analyses the conflicting images of these films and their effectiveness in defining public perception of the enemy. It also offers pointed commentary on the power of visual imagery to enhance racial tensions and enforce both positive and negative stereotypes of the Other.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Call to Cinematic Arms  1. Feeling in Tune – Perhaps Inspired… John Grierson  Part 2. The Japan–America Film War  2. War and Cinema in Japan Shimizu Akira  3. The United States Government and the Use of Motion Pictures during World War II William T. Murphy  Part 3. Manufacturing the Enemy  4. The Other and the Machine Ueno Toshiya  5. Warring Images: Stereotype and American Representations of the Japanese, 1941–1991 Michael Renov  Part 4. Violent Images and their Various Pleasures  6. Cinema / Nihilism / Freedom Nibuya Takashi  7. Chery Trees and Corpses: Representations of Violence from WWII Abé Mark Nornes  Part 5. When the Human Beings Are Gone…  8. Tsurami Shunsuke and Kogawa Tetsuo Discuss the Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki  9. Discussion Afterword Abé Mark Nornes  Part 6. The Films: From Mukden to Tokyo Bay  10. Film Essays by Yamane Sadao, Abé Mark Nornes and Komatsuzawa Hajime  11. Pearl Harbor  12. Japan in Time of Crisis  13. China  14. The Homefront  15. Manufacturing the Enemy  16. Violence  17. Banned Classics  18. In the Wake of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Abé Mark Nornes and Fukushima Yukio