The 1950s are considered the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. The aftermath of WW2 and particularly the atomic bomb, and the subsequent American Occupation left the country scarred, but filled with inspiration and eagerness to start over. As Japanese economy started to rise once more, five major studios emerged that shaped Japanese cinema. Toho, Daiei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu and Toei, hired the most gifted artist of the era and financed their movies, in a tactic that ended up in a plethora of masterpieces
In this essay analysis I will be looking at the Japanese influence on the Star Wars saga, looking at the similarities between certain films mostly made by Akira Kurosawa and a few others. I will also look at the cultural and social aspects of the time leading up to, and after the creation of Star Wars as well as the cultural and social impacts of the Star Wars saga. I personally find this topic very interesting due to some of the stark similarities between some of Akira Kurosawa’s work and George
A New Attitude: The 1940s With the 1940s came a paradigm shift in the attitude to cinema, with film makers increasingly adhering to cinematic norms of acting, as opposed to the theatrical and demonstrating a willingness to address everyday reality. The film that can be said to have been instrumental in bringing about this change was Udayer Pathe, made in 1944. Its writer, Jyotirmay Roy, was responsible for the streak of social awareness that informs the film, while director Bimal Roy, later to find
At the start of the 1700’s Hollywood cinema had hit an all-time low, being roughly around $100 million in negative release, more than it had ever been before, with unemployment at a rate of 43.5%. To counteract these issues, Hollywood tried to mass produce low budget films to bring in more of an audience. This however failed greatly. ‘Revolutionary developments in marketing, distribution, technology, and finance drew attention away from Hollywood.’ People were now interested in a different kind
away. Thereafter, in the 21st century, samurai films slowly reappear in cinemas whereas the character role is different from the previous tradition. It has then interest me to look into samurai film in a present day and to discover differences between samurai films mid 20th century and samurai films nowadays. I came across various film directors who present samurai in their film content and among them Yoji Yamada is a Japanese film director who is internationally well known for his samurai film.
To be loved and romance gives happiness, longevity and satisfies the positive long-term social relationships (Hefner, 2011). Movies are one of the most powerful medium today. One word may affect one’s decision or belief in life. In fact, movies may shape a person’s point of view in a certain thing especially teenagers. The adolescent stage is the most delicate stage of a person. Teenagers are still doubtful, curious and still experimenting on complicated things like problems in school, family or