Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Oct 15, 2021  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASIAN 2261 - [Cinema and Anime in Japan]

(GB) (LA-AS)
Fall. 3 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015.

B. de Bary.

An introduction to Japanese film which traces its evolution from the early twentieth century.  We will consider topics such as the impact on film of kabuki, shimpa and shingeki theatrical traditions; the relation of politics and melodrama in early film; Surrealism and silent film; social realist films of the early 1930’s; film and national imperialism; war films and the emergence of anime; postwar humanism; New Wave cinema; the anti-Ampo movement in documentary and New Wave films.  A final section of the course will deal with the extent to which anime builds on or diverges from established film traditions, and the abundant new literature addresses the social and aesthetic significance of anime. (LL)

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