Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-169813 FMST 273-1 Director Studies: Akira Kurosawa Spring 2024 4.0 Closed
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
TR 1105 AM 1220 PM Morey Room 205 01/17/2024 05/11/2024
Enrollment: Enrolled     
Co-Located: CLTR 214C-1 (P), FMST 273-1, FMST 473-1, JPNS 285-1
Instructors: Joanne Bernardi
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Description: An intensive study of the films of Akira Kurosawa, Japans most durable and visible auteur. Thanks to Kurosawa's prolific output during his fifty-year directing career (from the 1940s to the 1990s), an analysis of his films also offers the opportunity to examine major cultural, political, and social issues and events that left an imprint on the theory and production of Japanese cinema. We also consider the work of individuals (e.g., the screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto) who made important contributions to the Kurosawa opus, and whose careers are closely associated with him. Screenings include both Kurosawa's well-known period films and less familiar contemporary dramas. Students are responsible for assigned readings in addition to weekly films.
Offered: Fall Spring Summer