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This data includes title, year of production, production company, director, staff, and cast. The ordering procedure is outlined below. The Benshi narration of film performances was adapted from the Kubuki stage tradition that provided narration of live performances. Reiko Ehara by mail or fax directly to Urban Connections. Print out the Order Form , fill in the relevant information, and fax it to us at No Japanese silent film was without a benshi, and this convention continues to be observed today for the rare screenings that occur.

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Unmarried young men and women were not permitted matsusa attend a movie together. Extant prints of films and information pertaining to Japanese silent cinema has been to hard to acquire for study and viewing. Send us an e-mail at katsuben matsudafilm. A pair of books written by Tadao Sato, and Joseph L.

A combination of climate and war bombing have been sited as the key reasons that so few films are extant today. Each of these links calls up a detailed dvv of the subject, which can be printed. Each film can also be individually selected for viewing.

The other caveat will be too serious for many potential purchasers to overcome. Also contained in the Research Center are period stills, leaflets and posters, and plot descriptions for 1, of the films. This is the location for the video clips from 45 Japanese silent films.

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There is an additional yen fee when using this method of payment. The Research Center magsuda basic film data on an astounding 12, films. View my Flipboard Magazine. Clicking on the Research Center icon, for example, brings up articles on the following topics, among others: No Japanese silent film was without a benshi, and this convention continues to be observed today for the rare screenings that occur.


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There are three main icons that permit entry into the various areas: This data includes title, year of production, production company, director, staff, and cast. If the information in the e-mail is correct, please send us an e-mail stating so. For many users, the Theater section will be of greatest interest.

For more information on an item, please click on the icon or text below. An International Anthology The disc also features a multimedia section called the Library, containing leaflets, photos, programs, and audio and video interviews with sidebar text translations with silent era projectionist Yoshikata Akiyama, film critic Tadao Sato, silent film researcher Larry Greenberg in Englishbenshi Midori Sawato, actor Fumindo Matsuo and film director Kozaburo Yoshimura.

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This rkm also the case throughout the world, including in America. Largely neglected in English-speaking countries is the history of Asian silent era cinema.

If desired, a multimedia presentation raises an animated theater curtain, features about 10 seconds from all 45 films, then lowers the curtain. Database entries can be accessed by list selections or searches by name, film title or keyword.


On the down side, this item was issued only in the Windows format, so Mac owners are immediately cut fvd.

Less accessible but equally interesting is the Japanese silent film. You will receive an e-mail confirming the item s you ordered, price, and delivery time. The Japanese silent era spans the late s through the late s. Upon receiving your e-mail, we will send you the item sand send you an e-mail to let you know when the item s was sent. Charmingly presented in a mock theater complete with rising curtainthese clips are accompanied fvd music and benshi narration, with English subtitles.

But the films have been nearly impossible to see in theaters or on home video and so, it is safe to say, the great Japanese silent films are all but completely unknown in America. The brief clips included on the disc give the user a sampling of the high quality of films produced in the Japanese silent era. Urban Connectionsa Japanese publishing company, has released a DVD-ROM entitled Masterpieces of Japanese Silent Cinema that serves English-speaking readers as both an introduction and overview of the Japanese silent era cinema, and as a substantial database mateuda 12, of the most significant films.