Passionate agendas: Melodrama in the work of Yoshimura Kozaburo

Earl Jackson*

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Yoshimura Kozaburo (1911–2000) directed 44 films over nearly six decades. He entered cinema history with Danryū (Warm Current) (1939) a critically acclaimed melodrama, before making National Policy films during the Second World War. In his post-war films and writings, however, we can discern a reconceptualization of melodrama both in theory and practice in order to engage the consequences of thinking in images and the responsibility of the filmmaker after 1945.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-16
Number of pages14
JournalAsian Cinema
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2019


  • Japanese film history
  • Japanese film theory
  • Melodrama
  • Oshima Nagisa
  • Yamaguchi Yoshiko
  • Yoshimura Kozaburo

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