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Author Barr, Jason, 1976- author.

Title The kaiju film : a critical study of cinema's biggest monsters / Jason Barr.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.4367 BAR    Available
Description vi, 203 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "The Kaiju (strange monster) film genre has themes that go well beyond the "big monsters stomping on cities" motif. This critical examination of kaiju considers the entirety of the genre, how it has crossed cultures from its original folkloric inspirations in both the U.S. and Japan and how it continues to reflect national values to audiences"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-198) and index.
Includes filmography.
Contents Introduction: a genre apart -- The Japanese origins of the kaiju -- Disasters, manmade and natural -- International and domestic politics -- Science and the weapons of mass destruction -- America and kaiju -- The body, gender, and kaiju -- The role of nostalgia -- Conclusion: what's next?
Subject Monster films -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Monsters in motion pictures.
ISBN 9780786499632 (print)
078649963X (print)
9781476623955 (ebook)
Standard No. 40025794411

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