Contemporary East Asian Cinema|
Spring 2010 not offered
This is an advanced seminar on comparative narrative and stylistic analysis that focuses on contemporary films from Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, China, and Japan, regions that have produced some of the most exciting commercial and art cinema of the last 20 years. We will begin by examining the basic narrative and stylistic principles at work in the films, then broaden the scope of our inquiry to compare the aesthetics of individual directors. The films of Wong Kar-wai, Tsai Ming-liang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kitano Takeshi, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Edward Yang, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Johnnie To, Stephen Chiau, Hong Sang-soo, Tsui Hark, Fruit Chan, and others will be featured.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (FILM304 AND FILM310)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assessment will be based on participation in discussion, a group presentation, and three papers (the first two 7-8pp., the last 18-20pp.).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance required, including extra screenings in the evening. Students interested in the course should contact the professor ASAP during browsing period or earlier. Preference will be given to Film Studies majors and EAST majors meeting the prerequisites. Course Fee: $60.00 to help cover film rentals and projection costs.
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