JAPN 258 Japanese Film

Last offered Fall 2013

Cross Listed as COMP258
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: 1731
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JAPN 258 LEC Japanese Film Division 1: Languages and the Arts Christopher A. Bolton
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