The postwar Japanese cinema is regarded as the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. The films produced during that period also underwent a major transition since the start of the war. In the first part of this academic essay, I will touch on the brief history of films produced during the war and how the global, political and industrial development after the war helped to kickstart the film industry into the Golden Age. In addition to that, I will talk on how the change in conditions mentioned above led
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
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.
Asia in Western Society has strongly altered the discourse on East Asian culture and its people and continues to do so. This essay will examine the role media has in this still ongoing process. By analysing the most influential casts, the East Asian as portrayed by the Yellow Peril and the East Asian American model minority, and elaborating on their origin and impact, this essay will attempt to expound the influence of media on the discourse on East Asian culture and
systems of production and the ideas of artistic creativity. In this essay I will discuss the cultural contexts of production and reception between these two films. Infernal Affairs and it’s American remake The departed set several records in both Hong Kong cinema and Hollywood. While “Infernal Affairs won all major film awards in Hong Kong in the year of it’s release and is recognised as the film that brought Hong Kong commercial cinema back to it’s feet after almost a decade of declination”, The Departed
Two films, although created years apart yet have a lot in common, including their content of it’s narrative techniques. Both films, even though black and white with strokes of genius of cinema offer a vast stretch for study. I will be looking at Sir Orson Welles “Citizen Kane” (1941) and Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” (1950). We see in Citizen Kane he values for the American life. The three abstract themes that constantly follow through Citizen Kane are Wealth, Power and Love. However, in the movie
Introduction This book determines the influences to Chinese popular culture by dividing the whole structure of popular culture into three major categories; they are media, arts and life-style respectively. Though the discussions of the political, economic and social perspectives in each categories; the author Latham deduces the historical background is the primary reason for the rapid development in China. Therefore, the author draws into a conclusion that the formation of today’s Chinese popular
few of his films was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival such as A Bittersweet Life and The Good, the Bad, the Weird. His first international film is I Come with the Rain where he starred with American actor Josh Hartnett and Japanese actor Takuya Kimura. He then made his Hollywood debut as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Movies: Single Rider (2016)