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By Satsuo Yamamoto,Chia-ning Chang

In his posthumous autobiography, Watakushi no eiga jinsei (1984), Yamamoto displays on his occupation and legacy: starting within the prewar days as an assistant director in a well-established movie corporation less than the grasp Naruse Mikio, to his wide-ranging studies as a filmmaker, together with his participation within the tumultuous Toho exertions Upheaval quickly after Japan’s defeat in international battle II and his struggles as an autonomous filmmaker within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties earlier than returning to paintings in the mainstream undefined.  In the method, he demonstrated himself as probably the most favourite and socially engaged movie artists in postwar Japan.  Imbued with brilliant social realism and astute political observation, his filmic genres ranged generally from melodramas, interval movies from the Tokugawa period, samurai motion jidaigeki, social satires, and antiwar motion pictures. offering critical insights into and trenchant critique of the ethical corruption in eastern politics, academe, undefined, and society, Yamamoto whilst produced hugely profitable movies that provided drama and leisure for jap and foreign moviegoers.  His substantial inventive contrast, robust social and political realization, and filmic versatility have earned him a special and exclusive place between Japan’s world-class movie directors.


In addition to particular annotations of the autobiography, translator Chia-ning Chang deals a accomplished creation to the occupation and the importance of Yamamoto and his works within the context of eastern movie history.  It contextualizes Yamamoto’s lifestyles and works within the old and cultural zeitgeist of prewar, wartime, and postwar Japan earlier than scrutinizing the original characteristics of his narrative voice and social sense of right and wrong as a movie artist.

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