Sep 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CINE 280L - Postwar Japanese Cinema: From Kurosawa Akira to Kurosawa Kiyoshi

3 Credit(s) | Lecture |
Course can be counted for credit once

This course surveys some of the most important and exciting cinematic works from postwar Japan. In the first part of the course, we will visit the “masterpieces” - world-renowned works by legendary directors such as Kurosawa Akira, Ozu Yasuijiro, and Oshima Nagisa. We will also discuss techniques of cinema using their works in order to familiarize ourselves with the critical terms of film studies. The second part of the course is divided by theme and is designed to touch on some of the crucial issues (e.g. subversion of tradition) as well as recent development (e.g. popularity of Japanese horror in the global market; what constitutes “Japanese” cinema) surrounding cinema in Japan today. Throughout the course, we will keep an eye for the relationship between Japanese cinema and Hollywood. JAPAN 280L  and CINE 280L are the same course.

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Diversity Area: International