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  1. The Secret History of Japanese Cinema : the Yakuza Movies

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    UrheberVarese, Federico
    Verleger University <Oxford> / Faculty of Law
    Umfang 32 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Gangsterfilm; Japan; Mafia; Yakuza
    Beschreibung "This article explores the interplay among economic imperatives within the entertainment business, the mafia's role in the creation of its own media image, and the production of gangster films. Taking Japan as a case study, the paper shows that, when given the chance to influence the content of gangster movies, crime bosses have portrayed themselves as benevolent patriarchs and a positive force in society, rather the anti-heroes of classic American gangster movies. In Japan, such a choice had, however, the unintended consequence of a decline in audience interest and eventually led to the demise of studio yakuza movies. Ultimately, the paper shows that that mafia control over art can lead to the death of art - something that is bad for the mafia, as well." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; Evolution of the Yakuza Film Genre; The Involution of the Yakuza Film Genre; The Yakuza and the Entertainment Industry; Outside the Studio System; Conclusion; Filmography; Bibliography; Notes
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Spielfilm
    RVK FWAP 44963; AP 53970
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugAsien Orient Ferner Osten>>Japan>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>
    Anmerkungen zur RessourceVarese, Federico, The Secret History of Japanese Cinema: The Yakuza Movies (May 14, 2006). Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22/2006. Available at SSRN: