COMP 258 Fall 2013 Japanese Film

Cross Listed as JAPN258
An introduction to Japanese film organized around major directors. The course will cover early masters like Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Kurosawa; New Wave directors of the 1960s and 1970s; and a few contemporary figures like Kitano "Beat" Takeshi. We will also consider popular genres like swordplay films, J-Horror, and anime, focusing on some directors whose work seems to borrow equally from genre film and the artistic avant- garde. All texts are translated or subtitled in English.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: regular attendance in class and at some evening screenings, weekly film viewing and readings in film theory and criticism, and several short response assignments, plus two 5-6 page papers and one test
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: given to students majoring or considering a major in Comparative Literature
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 45
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 1730
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COMP258-01(F) LEC Japanese Film Division 1: Languages and the Arts Christopher A. Bolton
TF 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Hollander 241 1730
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