Introduction to Japanese Cinema

EAST 1280 S01 [CRN: 17238]

This course examines the cinema of Japan, from the 1930s to the present. Students will learn to “read” film as a visual text through a study of the basics of film editing and shot composition and will gain an understanding of cinema as art form, commercial product, and ideological tool through selected articles on film theory and published analyses of the assigned films. In addition, we will place the films within their specific context through a study of Japanese history, religious thought, and cultural trends. DPLL
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Wed - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017