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    ‘“Film Director Tanaka Kinuyo” Murakawa Hide: The challenges of female authorship”

    González-López, Irene (2023) ‘“Film Director Tanaka Kinuyo” Murakawa Hide: The challenges of female authorship”. JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 62 (4), pp. 130-154. ISSN 1527-2087.

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    In 1953, Tanaka Kinuyo, one of Japan's legendary stars, made her debut as a film director, becoming the first Japanese woman to regularly direct feature-length fiction films. In "Eiga kantoku Tanaka Kinuyo" ("Film Director Tanaka Kinuyo," 2016), Murakawa Hide explores Tanaka's early directorial career through interviews with actors and staff members who worked under Tanaka at the time. These interviews provide valuable insight into the industrial and political context in which Tanaka debuted and how she was perceived inside the industry. Included here is an original translation of Murakawa's article as well as an introduction from the translator addressing how the gendered experiences of authorship, stardom, and ageism intersect in Tanaka's directorial career. Critical introduction to Murakawa’s writing (approx. 4,000 words) and translation Japanese-English of the text. Winner of the Translation and Publication Committee of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual competition.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Irene Gonzalez Lopez
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 15:31
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2023 00:50


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