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Publication Date

Spring 2004

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Cinema Journal


This essay offers a reading of Kinugasa Teinosuke's independent silent films as responses to the traumatic experience of twentieth-century modernity. Of particular interest are the global and local intertexts in A Page of Madness and Crossways, their connections to the literary criticism of the shinkankakuha, or New Perception school, and the centrality of sensory perception in Kinugasa's work.


This work is freely available courtesy of University of Texas Press and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.