THE CINEMA OF JAPAN AND KOREA, edited by Justin Bowyer, preface by Jinhee Choi. London: Wallflower Press, 2004, 258 pp., 24 b/w photos, £45.00 (cloth), £16.99 (paper).

The linking of two national cinemas is, as the editor of this interesting collection of essays points out, problematic. Geographical proximity is scarcely reason enough. Nor is historical resemblance.

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