Jhill

by Sean O'Neil (Author)

Japan and in particular, Tokyo, saw a golden age of cinema erupt in the early 1950s as it was released from the shackles of the American Occupation.

Book Description:​

The year was 1953, the world was still recovering from the devastation of World War II, and people desperately needed an escape. In Tokyo, they found it, in the form of film. Japan and in particular, Tokyo, saw a golden age of cinema erupt in the early 1950s as it was released from the shackles of the American Occupation.

Movies gave the Japanese people momentary breaks from the realities of their own existence. In 1953, Hollywood was the center of the film industry, and they were exporting their works to the world. For Japanese moviegoers, American films provided a reminder of the horrors of war and of the country that had wiped two of their cities off their map.

So, in return, the Japanese created their country-centric film industry and more importantly their own unique style.
Under the new freedom, made in Japan, silent versions of classic American films, quickly became the rage. While the films stayed mostly true to the original story, they were told through Japanese actors and in Japanese locations. In many cases the silent film dialogue was adjusted to fit a growing Japanese independence.

For some reason, the method and the simplicity of the silent format appealed to the Japanese. It helped remind them of a time before the devastation of war when life was simpler. Taking on the American films also gave them the feeling they were stealing a little something back from their conquerors.

Ultimately, as the concept grew it only needed a lightning rod for it to explode, a hero to take the helm. In the end they found it in Jhill.

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This book about Jhill will interest many readers because of the character studies, time periods, and international relations encountered from cover to cover. Sean O’Neil is a great storyteller who keeps readers’ interest alive with dynamic characters and unexpected situations involving human interactions, social mores, and taboo topics of the era. O’Neil’s writing draws you into some seedy aspects of life and love with elegance and grace. I found it to be enlightening and entertaining and would recommend it for your reading pleasure! While I was reading this novel, my mind kept seeing this story on the silver screen soon! I think a screen adaptation would bring these colorful and interesting characters the full attention they need! Aside from this book, Jhill, add Sean O’Neil to your list of important authors to follow and read all of his works!

Sean O'Neil (Author)

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I am an MBA and former CEO who left the executive world behind to ultimately opt for a life of adventure and writing. I was fortunate to have been very successful in the corporate world, in particular in software start up. This success ultimately gave me the opportunity to step away from corporate and slide in behind a typewriter so to speak. My first step into the writing world was a short story called ‘From the Boardroom to the Ring’ were I told the story of my own experience as a CEO entering the world of competitive MMA fighting at the age of 48. I fell in love with writing itself a I put the story together. It reminded me of the experience of finding the beauty of reading many years ago when my father gave me the first book of Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring. Since then I’ve taken time to travel and explore our world. My first book, ‘Brian’s Stolen Dream’ was written in a six week period a I travelled Africa from Egypt to Cape Town. I have lived in England and India and have had a second home in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for a dozen years. While I journey the world, I seek out human stories that spark or round out my own stories. I specializes in thrillers, Romantic Thrillers and Horror/Suspense thrillers. My books speak of raw and real emotion, deep characters that people can relate to. I do it in the age old style of story telling. “Sean is quite possibly the greatest tory teller I’ve ever known” David O’Keefe, Canadian Best Selling Author

This book about Jhill will interest many readers because of the character studies, time periods, and international relations encountered from cover to cover. Sean O’Neil is a great storyteller who keeps readers’ interest alive with dynamic characters and unexpected situations involving human interactions, social mores, and taboo topics of the era. O’Neil’s writing draws you into some seedy aspects of life and love with elegance and grace. I found it to be enlightening and entertaining and would recommend it for your reading pleasure! While I was reading this novel, my mind kept seeing this story on the silver screen soon! I think a screen adaptation would bring these colorful and interesting characters the full attention they need! Aside from this book, Jhill, add Sean O’Neil to your list of important authors to follow and read all of his works!

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