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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

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Japanese and Chinese Studies: Japanese Studies

JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (1)

A survey of major Japanese films and film directors from the "golden age" of Japanese cinema in the 1950s - 1960s to the present. Emphasis will be on the style and feel of Japanese films, and how stylistic elements embody and reflect traditional aesthetics, the social and political contexts of the films and aspects of their production and consumption will be examined as well. Conducted in English.

Prerequisite: Introductory Literature or Film course, or a course on Japanese History, Society, or Literature

  • Offering: Alternate springs
  • Instructor: Loftus