Contemporary East Asian Cinema|
Spring 2019 not offered
This is a seminar on comparative narrative and stylistic analysis that focuses on contemporary films from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and Japan, regions that have produced some of the most exciting commercial and art cinema in the past 30 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, Wang Xiaoshuai, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Johnnie To, Stephen Chiau, Hong Sang-soo, Tsui Hark, Lu Chuan, and others will be featured.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (FILM304 AND FILM307)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Lang/Lit/F)(FILM)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Assessment will be based on attendance and participation in discussion, in-class exercises, a group presentation, and three papers (the first two 7-8p., the last 14-16p.).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional required screenings will be held once a week in the evening. Attendance at all screenings and classes is mandatory. Students interested in the course should contact the professor ASAP during the fall semester.