Abstract

Drawing on production memos, film magazines, and censorship records, this essay locates the formative moment of Mizoguchi's style within the sound transition. The Downfall of Osen, with the benshi (film lecturer) narration recorded on its soundtrack, weaved the transformation of exhibition practice and the emergent "talkie" aesthetics into its textuality.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 1-25
Launched on MUSE
2011-06-10
Open Access
No
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