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Third edition, New York: Around the British Film Institute declared the book out of print. First, I would have to pay for the ahd of the preprint material the sheets of plastic on which the master copies of the pages were printed. Second, I would receive no royalties. I agreed to the terms, since I wanted to have this book, for all its faults, available. So for about a decade, the book was bordwekl out there. I enjoyed the anecdotal value of getting royalty statements reading: Still, all those decimal places sort of rubbed it in.


But the Press replied that, um, they had some months before declared their edition out of print. Publishers have a habit of not telling authors about decisions like this.

Other publishers were not crazy about reprinting a big fat book with lots of pictures, published fifteen years before and probably bought by every soul who might ever want a copy. Every month or so, as the Ozu touring program roamed greater North America in anda fan would email asking me to sell a copy of the book.

The thought of selling one to a book dealer at a jacked-up price, perhaps with a signature affixed, did cross my mind, but I had only two copies of my own. The Center had begun posting out-of-print books on Japanese cinema online.

I contacted Markus Nornes, who generously sponsored and oversaw the project. I learn from a correspondent that the book is now available in pdf form online.

Now you can read the book, and can even buy a print-on-demand copy if you want. The plus pictures range from tolerable to terrible.

I also planned to write an introduction with updates and corrections, and I still hope to do that. Or at least an orange drink. UpdateNovember Poeticw 2same day: Update 3November Thursday July 22, Ozu YasujiroFilm commentsFilm bordellNational cinemas: Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.


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