Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Modern Languages & Cultures - Japanese
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COURSE_SECTION-3-108585 JPNS 285-1 Director Studies: Akira Kurosawa Spring 2021 4.0 Closed
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TR 1400 1515 Online Room 24 (ASE)
Enrollment: Enrolled     
Co-Located: CLTR 214C-1 (P), FMST 273-1, FMST 473-1, JPNS 285-1, JPNS 485-1
Instructors: Joanne Bernardi
Description: An intensive study of the films of Akira Kurosawa, Japans most durable and visible auteur. Thanks to Kurosawas prolific output during his fifty-year career, from his debut in the 1940s to his recent work in the 1990s, an analysis of his films also offers the opportunity to examine some of the major cultural, political, and social issues and events that have left an imprint on the theory and production of film in Japan. We will also consider the work of many individuals (for example, the screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto) who made important contributions to creating the Kurosawa opus, and whose careers are closely associated with Kurosawa. In addition to Kurosawas recent films, (screenings will include his well-known period films as well as less familiar contemporary dramas), students are responsible for assigned readings and are required to attend screenings.
Offered: Fall Spring Summer