Contemporary East Asian Cinema|
FILM 346, WLIT 326|
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 last thirty 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. Our goals are to analyze the narrative and stylistic tendencies of filmmakers while considering their work in a historical, cultural, and industrial context, and to develop our film analysis skills via formal comparison. Films from Bong Joon-ho, Fei Mu, Hong Sang-soo, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kitano Takeshi, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Jia Zhangke, Jeong Jae-eun, Kon Satoshi, Lee Chang-dong, Mizoguchi Kenji, Ozu Yasujiro, Suo Masayuki, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Johnnie To, Tsai Ming-liang, Tsui Hark, Wai Ka-fai, Wang Xiaoshuai, Wong Kar-wai, Yim Soon-rye, Yoon Ga-eun, Yuen Kuei, and others will be featured.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 OR FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Reading available on course Moodle
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assessment will be based on attendance and participation in discussion, a group presentation, and three papers (the first two 5p., the last 8-10p.).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Weekly Screenings in CFS112 on Sunday and Tuesday from 7pm - 10pm.
Students interested in the course should contact the professor ASAP during the fall semester
|Instructor(s): Dombrowski,Lisa A. Times: .M.W... 07:00PM-08:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
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