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Author Le Blanc, Michelle, author

Title Akira / Michelle Le Blanc & Colin Odell
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2014


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 MELB  791.4372 Leb/Aki  AVAILABLE
Description 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
Series BFI film classics
BFI film classics.
Contents Introduction: "If you awaken Akira ... no one will be able to stop him" -- Themes: "Open your eyes and look at the big picture" -- Production: "The door's unlocked" -- Influences and legacy: "what sort of memories are hidden within" -- Further works by Katsuhiro Otomo: "Humans do all kinds of things during their lifetimes."
Summary Successful in both Japan and the West, Akira had a huge impact on the international growth in popularity of manga and anime. Closely analysing the film and its key themes, Colin O'Dell and Michelle Le Blanc assess its historical importance, its impact on the Western perception of anime, and its influence on science fiction cinema
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
SUBJECT Akira (Motion picture : 1988)
Author Odell, Colin, author
LC no. 2014037821
ISBN 9781844578085