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Interpreting anime, Christopher Bolton

Label
Interpreting anime
Title
Interpreting anime
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Bolton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Well-known through hit movies like Spirited Away, Akira, and Ghost in the Shell, anime has a long history spanning a wide range of directors, genres, and styles. Christopher Bolton's Interpreting Anime is a thoughtful, carefully organized introduction to Japanese animation for anyone eager to see why this genre has remained a vital, adaptable art form for decades. Interpreting Anime is easily accessible and structured around individual films and a broad array of critical approaches. Each chapter centers on a different feature-length anime film, juxtaposing it with a particular medium--like literary fiction, classical Japanese theater, and contemporary stage drama--in order to reveal what is unique about anime's way of representing the world. This analysis is abetted by a suite of questions provoked by each film, along with Bolton's incisive responses. Throughout, Interpreting Anime applies multiple frames, such as queer theory, psychoanalysis, and theories of postmodernism, giving readers a thorough understanding of both the cultural underpinnings and critical significance of each film. What emerges from the sweep of Interpreting Anime is Bolton's original, articulate case for what makes anime unique as a medium: how it at once engages profound social and political realities while also drawing attention to the very challenges of representing reality in animation's imaginative and compelling visual forms"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolton, Christopher,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animated films
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Animation
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • Animated films
  • Japan
Label
Interpreting anime, Christopher Bolton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- A Note on the Text -- Introduction. Read or Die: Reading Anime -- 1. From Origin to Oblivion: Akira as Anime and Manga -- 2. The Mecha's Blind Spot: Cinematic and Electronic in Patlabor 2 -- 3. Puppet Voices, Cyborg Souls: Ghost in the Shell and Classical Japanese Theater -- 4. The Forgetful Phallus and the Otaku's Third Eye: 3x3 Eyes and Anime's Audience -- 5. Anime in Drag: Stage Performance and Staged Performance in Millennium Actress -- 6. The Quick and the Undead: Blood: The Last Vampire and Television Anime -- 7. It's Art, but Is It Anime? Howl's Moving Castle and the Novel -- Conclusion: Summer Wars -- Chronology -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Moving Image Sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1007304870
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 322 pages
Isbn
9781517904036
Lccn
2017042830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007304870
Label
Interpreting anime, Christopher Bolton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- A Note on the Text -- Introduction. Read or Die: Reading Anime -- 1. From Origin to Oblivion: Akira as Anime and Manga -- 2. The Mecha's Blind Spot: Cinematic and Electronic in Patlabor 2 -- 3. Puppet Voices, Cyborg Souls: Ghost in the Shell and Classical Japanese Theater -- 4. The Forgetful Phallus and the Otaku's Third Eye: 3x3 Eyes and Anime's Audience -- 5. Anime in Drag: Stage Performance and Staged Performance in Millennium Actress -- 6. The Quick and the Undead: Blood: The Last Vampire and Television Anime -- 7. It's Art, but Is It Anime? Howl's Moving Castle and the Novel -- Conclusion: Summer Wars -- Chronology -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Moving Image Sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1007304870
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 322 pages
Isbn
9781517904036
Lccn
2017042830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007304870

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