The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film
Paperback – October 1, 2004
by Tom Mes (Author), Jasper Sharp (Author), Hideo Nakata (Foreword).
An eye-opening portrait of a vibrant film culture, The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film is the most comprehensive study of the Japanese filmmaking scene yet written. Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp explore the astounding resurgence of Japanese cinema, both live action and animated, profiling 19 contemporary Japanese filmmakers, from the well-known (Kitano, Miike, Miyazaki) to the up-and-coming (Naomi Kawase, Satoshi Kon, Shinya Tsukamoto) and reviewing 97 of their recent films. With 100+ images from behind and in front of the camera, this is a book any film lover will savor. Foreword by Hideo Nakata, director of Ring.
P.S. The book was released in 2005 but I will update the director's list up to this date. I will also include all the titles reviewed / featured in the website. Time does not stop, does it? Enjoy!