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  • Website

    Ringu vs. The Ring


    This source is helpful in gauging the emotional response to 'Ringu' and 'The Ring' which is key in the project because the audience is the main determiner of whether a film is deemed successful or not. This review had a particularly interesting take on the message behind the films.

    In-text: (Ringu vs. The Ring, 2004)

    Your Bibliography: Blogcritics. 2004. Ringu vs. The Ring. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 7 October 2014].

  • Book

    Campbell, J.

    The Hero With A Thousand Faces

    1972 - Princeton University Press

    Explains the ‘Monomyth’ in detail, including it's study and application to folklore and mythology as well as an individual's life in general which was key in understanding how the theories were relevant to film, in particular, how an audience relates to film, thus offering an explanation for some changes the directors chose to carry out in the remade films.

    In-text: (Campbell, 1972)

    Your Bibliography: Campbell, J., 1972. The Hero With A Thousand Faces. Princeton University Press.

  • DVD, video, or film

    'Dark Water'

    2002 - Hideo Nakata - Japan

    Vastly different to Nakata's 'Ringu', 'Dark Water', also being a film successful enough to remake for a Western audience was included in the SSRP for comparison to both it's Western counterpart and the afore-mentioned. Having a completely disparate plot-line, and time of release, the audience reception for both this film and it's remake differ as do the culturally specific changes the directors make.

    In-text: ('Dark Water', 2002)

    Your Bibliography: 'Dark Water'. 2002. [film] Japan: Hideo Nakata.

  • DVD, video, or film

    'Dark Water'

    2005 - Walter Salles - USA

    This film encompasses differences from it's original counterpart (as expected) but is also extremely comparable to 'The Ring' given the type of changes made by the directors, Salles and Verbinski. The film helps reinforce the ideas presented surrounding 'Ringu' and 'The Ring' concerning globalisation, character archetypes, etc.

    In-text: ('Dark Water', 2005)

    Your Bibliography: 'Dark Water'. 2005. [film] USA: Walter Salles.

  • Website

    Ebert, R.

    Dark Water Movie Review & Film Summary (2005) | Roger Ebert


    A trusted film review site. An excerpt from the review appears on slide 5.

    In-text: (Ebert, 2005)

    Your Bibliography: Ebert, R., 2005. Dark Water Movie Review & Film Summary (2005) | Roger Ebert. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 8 October 2014].

  • Website

    Frey, M.

    Sadako’s Secrets: Explaining "Ringu" at the Asian Art Museum


    Published by Japan Exchange & Teaching Program: Alumni Association of Northern Carolina, an organisation trusted with many events surrounding Japanese culture including business and artistic occasions, this source was helpful in the analysis of ‘Ringu’ and the fine tuning that took place in the creation of the character Sadako - important to understand when discovering the cultural differences between 'Ringu' and it's remake. The article also introduces a psychological aspect to 'Ringu' which lead to further research of the discipline in relation to the focus films.

    In-text: (Frey, 2013)

    Your Bibliography: Frey, M., 2013. Sadako’s Secrets: Explaining "Ringu" at the Asian Art Museum. [online] JETAANC. Available at: <> [Accessed 18 October 2014].

  • E-book or PDF

    Gardner, J.

    Little Red Riding Hood: A Critical Theory Approach

    This applies some Jungian theories to popular folklore which consolidated understanding of application to the focus films. The excerpt chosen explains with clarity the theories and their application, allowing the SSRP's audience to gain a clearer understanding of the theories.

    In-text: (Gardner, n.d.)

    Your Bibliography: Gardner, J., n.d. Little Red Riding Hood: A Critical Theory Approach. 1st ed. [ebook] Available at: <> [Accessed 20 October 2014].

  • Book

    Jung, C.

    The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious

    1959 - Pantheon Books

    Gives an expansive insight into the collective unconscious and Jung’s archetypes and the application of his theories which was vital in understanding how to apply them to both film in general and the focus films.

    In-text: (Jung, 1959)

    Your Bibliography: Jung, C., 1959. The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious. Pantheon Books.

  • Book

    Lacefield, K.

    The Scary Screen: Media Anxiety In The Ring

    2010 - Ashgate

    Kristen Lacefield of The University of North Carolina was the main contributor to this book which became imperative in the understanding of media anxiety surrounding the films ‘Ringu’ and ‘The Ring’ which Valerie Wee's book had introduced. Having a section written again by Wee consolidated information on cultural translations of film while other sections allude to how horror films are read by audiences.

    In-text: (Lacefield, 2010)

    Your Bibliography: Lacefield, K., 2010. The Scary Screen: Media Anxiety In The Ring. Ashgate.

  • Website

    Dark Water (2002) - A Review by David Nusair


    Another trusted film review site. An excerpt appears on slide 5.

    In-text: (Dark Water (2002) - A Review by David Nusair, 2003)

    Your Bibliography: 2003. Dark Water (2002) - A Review by David Nusair. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 8 October 2014].

  • DVD, video, or film


    1998 - Hideo Nakata - Japan

    Triggering a multitude of Japanese to Western horror remakes as well as introducing Japanese film to a wider Western audience, 'Ring' is the focus film of the SSRP not merely because it has been remade but encapsulates a number of factors discussed in the SSRP such as globalisation and arguably theories of universality.

    In-text: ('Ringu', 1998)

    Your Bibliography: 'Ringu'. 1998. [film] Japan: Hideo Nakata.

  • Journal

    Shen, P.

    It Came From the East…Japanese Horror Cinema in the Age of Globalization

    2009 - Gnovis Journals

    Instrumental in the understanding of media relations between Japan and America which furthered my understanding of globalisation specifically between the countries in which the focus films were made as well as some intricacies in the chosen films including the dance upon which Sadako’s movements were based (Butoh).

    In-text: (Shen, 2009)

    Your Bibliography: Shen, P., 2009. It Came From the East…Japanese Horror Cinema in the Age of Globalization. Gnovis Journals, IX(II).

  • DVD, video, or film

    'The Ring'

    2002 - Gore Verbinski - USA

    Verbinski's Western remake of 'Ringu' was an obvious choice for the project. The film contains enough similarity to the original to be comparable while encompassing enough differences to examine cultural differentiation between the films.

    In-text: ('The Ring', 2002)

    Your Bibliography: 'The Ring'. 2002. [film] USA: Gore Verbinski.

  • Book

    Wee, V.

    Japanese horror films and their American remakes

    2013 - Routledge

    Valerie Wee is an associate professor currently teaching Film and Media Studies at the National University of Singapore. Her book was useful in the understanding of different culture and their approaches to the representation of horror and the adaptations that must occur when remaking a film as well as introducing ideas concerning historical context thus deepening my understanding of the study films (especially 'Ringu'). In addition, the book helped consolidate information regarding modern anxieties surrounding media ('technophobia' in the book).

    In-text: (Wee, 2013)

    Your Bibliography: Wee, V., 2013. Japanese horror films and their American remakes. Routledge.

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