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Author Le Blanc, Michelle, author

Title Akira / Michelle Le Blanc & Colin Odell
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : BFI : New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014


Description 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color
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
Notes "A BFI book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-89)
Notes Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
Print version record
SUBJECT Akira (Motion picture : 1988)
Akira Film 1988 gnd
Subject Films, cinema.
Film theory & criticism.
Animated films
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Odell, Colin, author
ISBN 9781844578108