01:565:350 Japanese Film

Description: Japanese film in its cultural and historic contexts and as a Japanese art form. Viewing and analysis of films by Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, Ozu, and others.

Number of Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Semesters Offered: Fall

Topics: Major cinematic representations of pre-WWII and post-WWII Japan. Issues of modernity and westernization, nostalgia for the past, and negotiations between progress and tradition.

Expected Work: Response papers, Final paper

Exams: None