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Class Schedule Listing - 2019 Summer I (Jul 17, 2024)


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History of Japanese Cinema - 8901 - FMA 3696 - 811
Notes: An extra media fee of 4,400 yen is required. Topical Section Description: The history of cinema in Japan is filled with outstanding examples of stylistic innovation and of the creation of art for purposes of social criticism and political protest. In this course, we will study the rich and eventful history of Japanese cinema from the 1920s to the present through the work of some of its major directors, such as Ozu Yasujiro, Mizoguchi Kenji, Kurosawa Akira, Naruse Mikio, and Oshima Nagisa. We will also look at examples of work in such mainstream commercial genres as the samurai film, the contemporary urban crime film, comedy, horror, science-fiction, and anime. We will locate Japanese films in their historical, cultural, and institutional contexts, studying changes in the industrial system of major-studio filmmaking, the role of cinema in reflecting dominant and oppositional cultural positions, and the responses of cinema to social upheavals, the traumas of World War II, the postwar “economic miracle,” and more recent economic and social developments. We will also focus on gender roles in Japanese cinema, on portrayals of Tokyo in Japanese films, and on traditions of Japanese documentary.

Associated Term: 2019 Summer I
Registration Dates: Mar 27, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive

Japan Campus
Lecture and Lab Schedule Type
Classroom In-Person Instructional Method
Credit Hours: 4.000

Seats Available: 0

Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 11:10 am - 2:10 pm TR Azabu Hall - Japan 00211 May 27, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019 Lecture and Lab Christopher Shizuo Fujiwara (P)E-mail

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