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Studying Japan with Hollywood Films: Showing Mr. Baseball in Class

Where do most of our students get their information about Japan? While I have no empirical data to address such a question, we can speculate on several sources. From actually traveling to Japan? From parents and friends who have been there? From classroom instruction includ­ing, perhaps, documentary films? From Japanese restaurants? Or from forms of popular culture including such sources as National Geographic, television shows, or feature films?

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Studying Japan with Hollywood Films: Showing Mr. Baseball in Class

DIRECTED BY FRED SCHEPISI, UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS, INC., COLOR. 108 MINUTES. VHS/DVD. 1992 Where do most of our students get their information about Japan? While I have no empirical data to address such a question, we can speculate on several sources. From actually traveling to Japan? From parents and friends who have been there? From classroom instruction including, perhaps, documentary films? From Japanese restaurants? Or from forms of popular culture including such sources as National Geogr...

Film Review Essay, Resources

Hello Photo

PRODUCED BY NINA DAVENPORT IN CONJUNCTION WITH HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S FILM STUDY CENTER DISTRIBUTED BY FIRST RUN ICARUS FILMS 153 WAVERLY PLACE NEW YORK, NY 10014 212-727-1711 1994. VHS VIDEO. 55 MINUTES Hello Photo contains results of Nina Davenport’s one year of travel through India with a 16mm camera. Several times we actually see her using her camera in mirror-image. The tone and perspective are framed by Davenport’s use of a Lord Krishna quote at the very beginning of her film:...