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Michael Raine

Michael Raine teaches Japanese cinema and other courses in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and in the Program in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. He has published on various aspects of Japanese cinema and is currently writing a history of the shifting relations between Japanese cinema and popular culture, 1955–64.

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Crazed Fruit: Imagining a New Japan—The Taiyozoku Films

Youth was a global problem problem in the mid-1950s, in literature, journalism, and film. The cultural old guard was in retreat from the likes of Françoise Sagan in France, J. D. Salinger in the United States, and the angry young men and Colin Wilso

By Michael Raine