Cinema and Nation: Japanese Cinema (P3049)
Cinema and Nation: Japanese Cinema
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 5
By the end of the course, a successful student should be able to:
1. Identify and describe key aspects of Japanese cinematic practice including: the context of production, form and style, normative and 'other' representations, issues of national identity, critical and audience reception in national and global contexts.
2. Recognise and evaluate key critical approaches to the textual analysis and understanding of 'Japanese cinema' and its 'history'.
3. Selectively apply these approaches in the critical engagement with an aspect of Japanese cinema, focusing on specific film texts as appropriate.
4. Synthesise knowledge, research and analysis to construct an independently argued extended essay.
This course will investigate the aesthetics, contexts, history and impacts of Japanese film on a global stage.
Topics may include:
The early history of the nation's film and its technological and aesthetic innovations in its classical period;
The Japanese New Wave;
Current Japanese filmmaking.
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Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
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