The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film by Tom MesThe Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film by Tom Mes

The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film

byTom Mes, Jasper SharpForeword byHideo Nakata

Paperback | October 11, 2004

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An eye-opening portrait of a vibrant film culture, The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film is the most comprehensive study of the Japanese filmmaking scene yet written. Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp explore the astounding resurgence of Japanese cinema, both live action and animated, profiling 19 contemporary Japanese filmmakers, from the well-known (Kitano, Miike, Miyazaki) to the up-and-coming (Naomi Kawase, Satoshi Kon, Shinya Tsukamoto) and reviewing 97 of their recent films. With 100+ images from behind and in front of the camera, this is a book any film lover will savor. Forewordby Hideo Nakata, director of Ring.Tom Mes (in Paris) andJasper Sharp (in Tokyo) co-edit, the premier English-language website on Japanese cinema.
Tom Mes is the founder and co-editor of, the world's leading English-language publication on contemporary Japanese cinema. His work has appeared in such magazines as Fangoria, Impact, Japan Magazine and Skrien. Jasper Sharp is co-editor of the premier English language film website on Japanese cinema, He...
Title:The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese FilmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:October 11, 2004Publisher:STONE BRIDGE PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1880656892

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential reading The folks behind the amazing, and now unfortunately defunct, Midnight Eye website put that awesomeness in book form. Sharp and Mes are experts in the field of Japanese cinema, whether it be cult (they highly praise Hausu before it was even available in the gray market0 to the sublime (the cover art taken from Takeshi Kitano's masterful Dolls).This is one of the must own books for anyone even slightly interested in Japanese film. Too bad about the website though.
Date published: 2016-12-02

Editorial Reviews

"All you need to know about the cutting edge of the new Japanese film genre. Animated, inventive and imaginative, violent, and cool ... a cinema that has reinvented itself." -- Donald Richie, author of "A Hundred Years of Japanese Film