CINEGRAPHIX JAPAN VOLUME 1: MONDO AND SHOCKUMENTARY
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Film poster art and design from Japan is renowned as being among the most striking and dynamic in the world, with kanji logograms adding an extra dimension of graphic integration for the Western eye.
TOKYO CINEGRAPHIX is a book series which aims to represent some of the very best film posters created in Japan, both for indigenous films and also for foreign imports. The posters are featured in full-colour, full-page reproductions.
Since the very beginnings of cinema in the 1890s, film-makers have made studies of ethnographic sub-groups in distant lands, bizarre natural phenomena, freaks and other human anomalies, and aberrant human behaviour. When all these elements were combined in a single 1962 film, MONDO CANE, a name was found for this cinematic sub-genre. The mondo movie genre evolved in subsequent years, becoming increasingly shocking in its subject matter; this trend was crystallized by the 1978 production FACES OF DEATH, which came to epitomize the shockumentary branch of mondo cinema.
TOKYO CINEGRAPHIX ONE showcases Japanese posters for 36 mondo and
shockumentary films, dating from 1960 to 1988.