Submitted Date: 28/05/2007
A Comparison of Film Elements between Eastern Movie Directors Yasujiro Ozu and Hou Hsiao-hsien
Background and purpose of study
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2 Eastern directors
Japanese cultural history is rather unique because it includes writings by women from the Heian Era (794-1185 CE) among its earliest works of important literature. During this era, Japan saw the creative assimilation of Chinese influences and the flowering of a distinctly native literature and culture...
Japanese Cinema and Western Audiences: Why a foreknowledge of Japan’s social, cultural and historical background is a necessity in order to "properly" appreciate Japanese Cinema.
Discuss the claim that Japanese cinema cannot be properly understood by Western audiences without a wider understanding...
Chapter 1 A Noiseless Flash
The story starts out by a mini intro of the characters. Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the East Asia Tin Works, was sitting down talking to the girl of the next desk. Dr. Fuji was sitting down the Osaka Asahi on the porch of his private hospital. Mrs. Hatsuyo...
Who am I?
I believe that each one of us has his/her own story to tell. It bothers me somehow that whenever I hear that kind of question, I can’t or I just become unwilling or somewhat reluctant to share any of my thoughts about me.
Stammering is not and never of new issue with me. Hence, whenever I...
The main character Basho decides to go on a trip to explore the world. Travels meaning does not change, for traveling can mean anything that includes moving from place to place, exploring, exchanging, and just seeing the world through the eyes of a wanderer. Basho tells a story as he explores the world...
syllabic form adapted from the Japanese: three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. Because it is so brief, a haiku is necessarily imagistic, concrete and pithy, juxtaposing two images in a very few words to create a single crystalline idea. The juxtaposed elements are linked in Japanese by a kireji, or “cutting...
Graham Greene: The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen
1. Describe the characters.
The young woman: She had thin blonde hair and how she spoke showed that she studied in one of the best school of London.
Her fiancé: He was doomed and easy to control by others.
The narrator (author): He was a reflective...
* However, to understand Haiku we should look at the long, long history
of Japanese literature. Japanese literature is one of the world’s oldest and
greatest literatures. It reflects many characteristics of the Japanese people,
such as their appreciation of tradition and their sensitivity to nature...
Analyzing Short Story: “BORDERS” by Thomas King (1943-)
1. Author’s Profile and Bgd. An American cum Canadian writer of mixed ethnic origin: of Cherokee, German, and Greek descent. Born in Roseville, California in 1943. Has dual Canadian and American citizenship. Has taught in Native Studies Department...
underwear on a cot on the top floor of his order’s three story mission house, reading a Jesuit magazine at exactly fifteen minutes past eight on the 6th August, the time when the bomb went off. The father is initially depicted as a frail middle aged man who had been suffering from painful diarrhea for two...
rThe Happy Mirror Story
“The Happy Mirror Story” is a Japanesefolktale. The English translation is below. Many thanks to Westfield for originally posting this; I’ve edited it for grammar and punctuation and so on. By the way, “mirror” in Japanese is “kagami” (鏡).
Many years ago in Japan, there lived...
The are many notable films that are either
It may be argued that film adaptations of fairy tales lack originality,
summary : discuss film adaptations of fairy tales Answer with reference to atleast two films
this i have discovered through research into German soviet formalist vladamir propp...
Folktales are one of the forms of prose narrative which we regarded as fiction. They are not considered as dogma or history, they may or may not have happened, and they are not to be taken seriously.1
However, folktales like other stories provide various experiences that...
traditional folk theatre of Karnataka, influenced him. Karnad's plays, Yayathi, Hayavadana, Tughlag, and Nagamandala certainly reveal this influence.
Two Folktales and a Play
The play Naga Mandala is based on two folk-tales of Kannada. It was first staged at the University of Chicago. Karnad says:
The Odyssey | Summary
The Background to the Story
After ten years, the Trojan War is over and the Achaeans head for home—with varying results. Some, like Nestor, come home quickly to find things pretty much as they left them. Others, like Agamemnon, arrive home to find things considerably changed....
different content. Any differences on the dependent measures (answers to literal or 461
inferential questions, written or oral recall protocols, summaries, and so on) are then presumed to be due to the manipulation of content and readers' backgrodnd knowledge of that content. This type of research has...
especially by spoken communication rather than written. In African literature, oral tradition is the method that includes five different genres--- song, folktale, myth, praise poetry and legend.
At first, Song is an article about the musical composition, performed by the singer through oral medium. It is...
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Q: I am the red tongue of the Earth; I bury cities beneath.
Q: What building has the most stories?
Q: What four letter word can be read upside down, downside up, and up to down?
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Q: What goes up a chimney...