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Title: A discussion into whether ?J Horror' is a term of national identity, or cinematic sub-genre, using the texts; Ringu (1998), Audition (2000) and Ju-On (The Grudge) (2003).

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Subject: Music and Movies
Date: February 13, 1999
Length: 5 / 1471
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The term was ?J Horror', and this term will be the focus of this essay. The original source of the term, as previously stated, cannot be traced; but it is the belief of Nicolas Rucka, (critic for contemporary Japanese cinema website Midnight Eye) in his essay ?The Death Of J Horror' (Rucka 2005) that the term came not from the Japanese film makers, nor the American studios, not even a term used by critics; ?J Horror was a cult fan term that was meant as clarifying short hand for previously hard to categorise films (in the west)...

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J Horror is a conflict in terms as it encapsulates two ideas. Firstly is the sense of national identity, this is found in the ?J', in J Horror, this was meant to represent Japanese. Giving the fan a reference; the original source of the text i.e. Japan...

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