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1 Shall We Dansu? n How does Mr. Sugiyama typify the stereotypical salaryman? n How does Mrs. Sugiyama typify the stereotypical housewife? n What is and example of tatemae (superficial appearance) that you saw in the film? n What household (ie) is being passed on in this film? n How would you describe the change in attitude of the main actor towards ballroom dancing?

2 Film Analysis Essay n Using your understanding of the evolution of behavioural patterns in Japan explain what is going on in the film. u More specifically, explain why people are acting the way they do. n How do the needs for group orientation, individual expression, and to act according to universal values shape the behaviour of the people in the film? u What tensions are there between these different needs? How are the tensions resolved? What are their interrelationships?

3 Film Analysis Essay cont n What activities are these needs expressed throughat school, at work, in the family, in sports clubs, where? n How are institutions, such as the educational system, womens roles, religion, the media, employment system, and political rights reflected in peoples behaviour? n Are traditional patterns of behaviour more powerful or are newer forms taking shape and changing the way the people in the film act? n What authors agree with you? Why? Which authors disagree? Why? n Is what the director saying about Japanese society true? To what degree? What is he or she saying about Japanese society, politics or the economy?

4 Film Analysis Essay cont n A list of feature films available in the media resources of the library can be seen by searching the library media resources subset under Motion pictures, Japanese. You can choose from this list or any other Japanese feature film (not documentary). n Use your textbook and the additional texts placed on reserve to backup your thinking and statements. The use of other references is highly recommended. n Remember, you dont have to do a film analysis. Instead, you can do an essay on a topic of your choice. However, check your topic out with me first. n Approximately n Film analysis essay (research essay option) 30%: November 29

5 Film Analysis Essay n Practice using information creatively by developing your own arguments and supporting them n Develop a more insightful and appreciative understanding of society n Gain a greater appreciation of Japanese society

6 Essay Formats An argument (or series of arguments): explaining the behavior in the film using theory and evidence from the film to support your viewpoint n Introduction: tell the reader what you are going to do, i.e. what your argument (or analysis) is and how you are going to support it; n Body: a logical expression of your argument with supporting evidence, e.g.: u Chronologic or sequential; u Separate groups of evidence or arguments; u Main topics; n Conclusion: summary and brief tying together of sub- arguments and evidence to support main points or conclusion. n For more help: Jerry, Thung-hong, and the Writing Center at the Language Center

7 Referencing: why n To add supporting arguments and evidence to your own; n To let the reader now you are combining, comparing, or contrasting other peoples thinking with your own; n To tell the reader when you are using other peoples ideas, when you are using your own, and therefore telling the reader what type of thinking you are capable of; n To give credit where credit is due.

8 Referencing: how Scientific Notation (parenthetical references) In text: (authors last name date: page) On reference page: n Book-- Author last name, first name Date. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher. n Buckley, Roger Japan Today, Third Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. n Article-- Author last name, first name Date. Title of article. Journal name volume: pages. Komamura, Kohei Social Security for a graying Japan. Japan Echo 29:

9 Referencing: how Footnotes In text: blah, blah, blah. 1 On reference page: n Book-- Author first name last name, Title of book (Place of publication: Publisher, year). n Roger Buckley. Japan Today, Third Edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998). n Article-- Author first name last name, Title of article. Journal name volume (year): pages. Kohei Komamura, Social Security for a graying Japan. Japan Echo 29 (2002):


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