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A HUNDRED YEARS OF JAPANESE FILM, by Donald Richie. Kodansha International, 2005, 320 pp., $22 (paper).

Among Japanophiles, Donald Richie doesn’t need an introduction, having written over 40 books on Japan, including the definitive works on directors Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu, and the first-ever in-depth consideration of Japanese cinema, “The Japanese Film: Art and Industry” (cowritten with Joseph L. Anderson). As director and screenwriter Paul Schrader states in the foreword to “A Hundred Years of Japanese Film,” “Whatever we in the West know about Japanese film, and how we know it, we most likely owe to Donald Richie.”

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