192 pages, 6 x 8
126 illustrations, 52 in colour
Time and Place Are Nonsense
The Films of Seijun Suzuki
By Tom Vick
University of Washington Press
Japanese film director Seijun Suzuki began his career makingincreasingly outrageous B movies for Nikkatsu Studios in the 1950s and1960s (he was eventually fired for his stylistic excesses). More thanten years later, he reinvented himself as an independent filmmaker witha uniquely eccentric vision. He remains a cult figure outside of Japanand his influence can be seen in the work of directors as diverse asJim Jarmusch, Baz Luhrmann, and Quentin Tarantino. Time and PlaceAre Nonsense, the first book-length study of his work in English,aims to enhance the appreciation of his films by analyzing them inlight of the cultural and political turmoil of post-World War II Japanand the aesthetic traditions that inform them.
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