FMST 057. Japanese Film and Animation
(Cross-listed as LITR 024J , JPNS 024 )
This course offers a historical and thematic introduction to Japanese cinema, one of the world's great film traditions. Our discussions will center on the historical context of Japanese film, including how films address issues of modernity, gender, and national identity. Through our readings, discussion, and writing, we will explore various approaches to film analysis, with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of formal and thematic issues. A separate unit will consider the postwar development of Japanese animation (anime) and its special characteristics. Screenings will include films by Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Imamura, Kitano, and Miyazaki.
Eligible for ASIA, FMST
Spring 2018. Gardner.
Catalog chapter: Film and Media Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/film-media-studies
Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses