東京大学大学院総合文化研究科

言語情報科学専攻

Language and Information Sciences, University of Tokyo

東京大学大学院総合文化研究科

言語情報科学専攻

〒153-8902 東京都目黒区駒場3-8-1

TEL: 03-5454-6376

FAX: 03-5454-4329

言語文化論特殊研究(16)(Introduction to Film: The Western)

  • 科目コード: 08C161916
  • 開講学期: A1, A2
  • 曜限: 集中(Int)
  • 教室: 未定
  • 単位数: 2.0
  • 担当教員: Miller David

授業の目標・概要

This course aims to teach students how to look at film by concentrating on a genre that is virtually as old as cinema itself: the Western.  We will study the classics of the genre as well as its notable mutations in the spaghetti western and the post-modern “global” western.  We will also pay attention to the curious historical interplay between the Western, which is almost definitionally American in idea, and the quintessentially Japanese Samurai film.  Students will be asked to watch two films a week (one in class, the other on their own) and to participate in classroom discussion, conducted in English.

授業のキーワード


授業計画

Introduction to the Western:

Sessions 1-2: The Classic Western I
screening: John Ford, Stagecoach
Every screening will be followed by lecture, discussion, and (beginning in Session 4) class reports.
Homework (viewing to be done by students on their own in preparation for the next week’s sessions): George Stevens, Shane (1953)


Sessions 3-4: The Classic Western II
Screening: Howard Hawks, Red River (1948)
Lecture/discussion/reports
Homework: Anthony Mann, Winchester 73 (1950), or Nicholas Ray, Johnnie Guitar (1954)


Sessions 5-6: Self-reflection in the Classic Western
Screening: John Ford, The Searchers (1956)
Lecture/discussion/reports
Homework: Akira Kurosawa, Yojimbo (1961) or Masaki Kobayashi, Samurai Rebellion (1967)


Sessions 7-8: The Spaghetti Western
Screening: Sergio Leone, A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Lecture/discussion/reports
Homework: John Huston, The Misfits (1961) or Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men (2007)


Sessions 9-10: The Western “in decline”
Screening: Sam Peckinpah, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Homework: Sergio Leone, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)


Sessions 11-12 The Western crosses the border
Screening: Christian Vincent, Les Cowboys (2015)
Homework: John Ford, My Darlin’ Clementine (1946) or Sergio Leone, Once upon a Time in the West (1968)

Session 13 Concluding discussion of My Darlin’ Clementine and Once Upon a Time in the West



授業の方法

Lecture and discussion

成績評価方法

discussion, class reports, and short essay

教科書

films will be screened in class or watched by students on their own.  Critical materials will be provided by the instructor.

参考書

 

履修上の注意

Students interested in taking the course should feel free to contact the Professor in advance: damiller@berkeley.edu