Week 8 (3/9) Kurosawa and Samurai Films
Films: Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961) / Rashomon (1950) Readings:
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Sato, Tadao. “Japanese War Films” and “The Meaning of Life in Kurosawa’s Films.” Currents in Japanese Cinema. Trans. Gregory Barrett. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1982. 100-23.
Aaron Gerow, “Introduction.” Visions of Japanese Modernity: Articulations of Cinema, Nation, and Spectatorship, 1895–1925. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. 1-25.
Week 9 (3/16) Family and Everyday Life in Ozu’s Films
Film: Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953) /An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Sato,Tadao. “Ozu.” Currents in Japanese Cinema. Trans. Gregory Barrett. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1982. 185-93.
Bordwell, David and Kristin Thompson. “Space and Narrative in the Films of Ozu.” Screen (1976): 41-73.
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