ARTH 414
Post-war Japanese Cinema and Visual Culture
Instructor: Professor Davis
TR 10:30-12

The three great directors of the "golden age" of Japanese cinema, Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kurosawa, acknowledge their debt to and utilization of traditional visual culture. How they transform those "frames of tradition" as they also manipulate the film medium for particular visual effects will be central in our discussion of several films by each director. We will also consider how these directors had an impact on international cinema and upon other Japanese directors, such as Teshigahara, Itami, and Kitano among others. Background in Japanese studies or film studies highly recommended

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