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Newly Published: Japanese Film and the Floating Mind

New on our bookshelf today:

Japanese Film and the Floating Mind: Cinematic Contemplations of Being
Justin Vicari

Japanese film is enduringly fascinating, challenging and rewarding. This book provides a cultural, historical and philosophical study of Japanese film, from the silent era to the present-day, focusing on its expansive consciousness. The author examines masterpieces by Ozu, Mizoguchi, Oshima and many other directors, discussing their influence on the Japanese culture of esoteric Zen Buddhism and relating them to recent neuroscientific theories of brain trauma.