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Los Angeles Review of Books: Left Off The Map

    Published October 2015 in the LA Review of Books.  Click on image to read full story or  here .

 

Published October 2015 in the LA Review of Books.

Click on image to read full story or here.

"Films from the East Asia region are rarely inscribed, by general consensus, into the traditional noir canon; to even be asked to think of a film or director that is faithfully representative of the genre draws a blank. In this volume, edited by Chi-Yun Shin and Mark Gallagher, 12 essays attempt to decode cinema from Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in the framework of noir or neo-noir criticism from the 1950s until now. The very first lines of the book’s introduction by Gallagher already raise questions — “does film noir exist in East Asia? Do East Asian filmmakers make films noir?” — that seem to contradict the declarative title, as if Gallagher had anticipated that readers would be startled, if not incensed, by the assignment of the likes of Kurosawa to the film noir genre."

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