East Asian Film and Media Studies 112. Global Japanese Cinema


Prof. Zahlten

Prof. Alexander Zahlten

This course introduces Japanese cinema and its key works, styles and history as a highly influential part of global film culture. From the use of slow-motion in action scenes to the role of robots in Star Wars, cinema from Japan has left its mark on film as we know it today. Indeed Japanese film has influenced not only the history of film itself, but also the very way we think about film and film aesthetics.