Compare Film Composition and Its Function and Meaning in the Work of Akira Kurosawa and Kenji Mizoguchi
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There are a variety of art forms in life through which real life situations are depicted and portrayed so as to cater to a wide audience. Art forms include paintings, movies, music and various other spheres. In context of understanding human behaviour, filmmaking has embraced this aspect as the very basis of its body of knowledge.… To begin with, there will be…
Leo Tolstoy and Kurosawa
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Leo Tolstoy and Kurosawa The novel The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy deals with the life and death of Ivan Ilyich Golovin, the protagonist. To be specific, the protagonist’s realization of his self or enlightenment is the core aspect of the novel. The protagonist’s fear of imminent death forced him to be pessimistic and resulted in gradual enlightenment.…
Film critiques on One Wonderful Sunday ( Kurosawa, 1947)
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The film revolves around the experiences of a young Japanese couple trying to have a pleasant Sunday outing. The film tends to delve on the scope for love… There is no denying the fact that One Wonderful Sunday is an exquisitely composed, gripping and sometimes frustratingly slow, micro-scale love story that unravels in the times marred by tumultuous and in a…
Analytical essay for the movie 2
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It deals with the detective pursuit undertaken by a detective namely Murakami to regain his pistol stolen by a thief cum murderer. Kurosawa made use of a real incident as the theme of his film,… Instead of using the real story of a detective who lost his pistol, Kurosawa searched for further possibilities of a detective cum social allegorical film. The…
Shakespeare and Film
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[Author’s s name] Shakespeare and Film The literary feats of the Bard of Avon have become synonymous with people the world over; whether it’s a tragedy or a comedy, the tales of avarice, intrigue and lust for power have been theatrically retold countless times.… Kurosawan depiction of Shakespearean heroes follows the same intense pattern with rich historical…
Create of arts
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An auteur is a word borrowed from the French language. It is used to refer to a film director who represents his own views in a film piece. The entire production is original to him or her. This term originated to credit original authors, as opposed to directors who only… In the movie, Jeff suspects one of his neighbors has murdered his wife and tries to…
Compare 2 films
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“Tokyo Story” and “Rashomon” 1. Introduction In the 1950s, two of Japan’s most distinguished directors created films that are considered by critics to be some of the world’s greatest films ever made. Directors Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu possess distinctive filmmaking styles that reflect their beliefs and philosophies in life.… An analysis of several…
In what ways do period films (jidaigeki) reveal more about the period in which they are made than they do about the period they purport to represent Discuss with a close analysis of Rashomon (director. Kurosawa Akira, 1950)
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The jidaigeki also known as “Period films” were Japanese films setup during Tokugawa or Edo period that ranged between 1603 and 1868 (Kwok & McKnight, 2002, p. 20). The term was used to denote the time when Japanese community was under the reign of Tokugawa shogunate and the… Other Jidaigeki dates earlier than Edo period. These films portray the lifestyle of…
Make a structuralist analysis of a film or films of your choice. As part of your analysis discuss the type of structuralist analysis you are using
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The goal of this essay is to explore the usefulness of analogies between films, daydreams and dreams to facilitate the use of aesthetics as a film tool and technique that is inspired the subconscious mind. The process of exploration of the topic will involve discussion of… For that reason, this essay will focus on the work of Akira Kurosawa. Anyone who has…
English Literature
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The play has been adapted to film, opera, novels and other important media. So, it is not a surprising fact that the famous Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa adopted… into the treatment of femininity/masculinity in the film, it is clear that Asaji (Lady Macbeth) in the film is with more calculations and ambitious than the real character of Lady Macbeth in…
Screening report on either Seven summurai, Wooden Camera or Totsi
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Although Akira Kurosawa, born in 1910, in Tokyo, Japan, began his directing career in 1943 with the film titled Sanshiro Sugata (The Judo Story, 1943) (Cook, 1996, 833). He made his transition to directing after working as a storyboard artist (IMDB, 2008). It was in the… ny films from the analyst’s perspective, we can, without prompting from film critics or…
King Lear and Ran
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King Lear was a tragic play written by Shakespeare in 1608. Ran was a film written in 1985 by the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Ran is an analogy of King Lear because it has many similarities to King Lear. This essay explores the nature of evil in each of these works.… Saburo reminds Hidetora that when he himself has attained power through treachery, he…
Essay about a Poem
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In one of Langston Hughes’ essays, “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,” he deliberates attention to Black American artists who do not wish to be identified by the color of their skin through their writings but aspire to continue on as poets of no ethnic… emplation as young, Black student in the midst of a relatively Caucasian educational institution and…
What have you learned about Asian culture (you may wish to distinguish between various countries and cultures) in this course
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It is a conglomeration of various customs, traditions, behaviour and practices. Within the Asian continent lies a wide variety of distinct cultural… The discussion will be based on the analysis of a number of films being produced in the region. The films chosen for the analysis are: Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa, Hanabi by Takeshi Kitano, Apur Sansar by…
World Literature Phase 4 DB 2
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Shakespeare is today studied in universities, analyzed by critics and experts, and upheld as an acme of literature, the reading of which guarantees a level of sophistication. But Shakespeare wrote his plays for popularity, and the sort of language he used was commonly spoken and… unchaste action, or dishonoured step,/That hath deprived me of your grace and…
Japan modernization vs tradition
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This dignity and quietness yet a controlled energy has been compared to Mount Fuji 'passion within m calm outside' and is reflected in Japanese literature and the most eloquent ambassadors of Japanese culture ; its films and paintings. These seem to depict a serene world view seemingly unaffected by any attempt to be modern.… Japan invited the West to it and…
Compare and Contrast Two Movies
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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Compare and contrast two movies The film Amelie by Jean Pierre talks about a young lady who acts as a shy waitress in France city of Paris. The lady has dedicated most of her life in helping the people around her, to improve their lives despite the problems she faces in isolation.… She also manages to help the man retrieve a…
Jihad vs. McWorld by Benjamin Barber
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It has led to economic and political successes in most countries. However, there are negative impacts that have been caused by entry of other forces such as insecurity and environmental pollution. Jihad, on the… They include globalism and tribalism and their growth over time effects to the society. The author, Benjamin R. Barber, has explained the two…
Asian Humanities
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When I first watched the film, I thought the film was all about happy and admirable thoughts. However, by the end of it, my impression of the film changed. This was further changed by what I read… ghter-in-law who was employed was the sole person who had time to relate with them, making the older couple to perceive that they had become a burden to the young…
Phil 3
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It was a matter of concern for Greek philosophers, eastern men of wisdom and the representatives of various philosophic schools up to nowadays. There are many questions concerning the meaning… This idea was suggested by the representatives of positivism, namely Ludwig Wittgenstein, who stated that things and events in a certain life can have meaning but life…
Movie Scene Analysis Assignment
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Akira Kurosawa’s classic film, Rashomon (1950) is based two Japanese short stories, “In a Grove”, and “Rashomon” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Akutagawa was often described as “a brilliant, cynical, sensitive, Neurotic” writer (Rashomon and other stories, PP 11).… Here too the director tries to be an unseen observer. The death of a Samurai and the raping of his wife…
Film responses 11
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After reading and studying Kurosawa, describe 3 scenes in vivid detail from your chosen film that you believe best represents Kurosawa’s filmmaking mastery-addressing technical and thematic elements. (Use film term list for technical terms) Reference what you have… The camera tilts from the middle of the tree trunk downwards to show Tajômaru at the roots of…
Studies in International Film Critical Analysis
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The Soviet Montage School and the German expressionist cinema was a sort of resistance to the Hollywood film culture which almost always dominated the world cinema. It was after World War 1 that Hollywood became the nerve centre of the world commercial cinema .Hollywood… They produced films which were dream like with flawless linear narrative and with little…
English writing
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The heroic cinema traditions within East Asian cultures tend to bring out altruism of society members in a bid to protect their cultures, their territories and in a way to introduce a “new” way of life or approach to their common/historic atrocities. Based on their cultural… They later form the leadership tables in the kingdoms and dynasties, regarded as…
Studies in International Film Critical Analysis
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The Soviet Montage School and the German expressionist cinema was a sort of resistance to the Hollywood film culture which almost always dominated the world cinema. It was after World War 1 that Hollywood became the nerve centre of the world commercial cinema .Hollywood conceived film production as a factory system and directors and other technicians including the actors were considered as mere links of the conveyor belt of production.…
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