Series Curator Lecture:
Popular Song & Performance in the Japanese Musical Film

April 9, 2016 - April 9, 2016
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Michael Raine will talk about the history of the musical film in Japan from silent films accompanied by live performance to postmodern parodies of musicals as the quintessential American genre, taking in wartime propaganda and "group sounds" imitations of Beatles films along the way. The talk pays special attention to the close relationship between cinema and popular song, and to American cultural, political, and economic influence in Japan. Approx. 60 min. This event is free with the purchase of a ticket to any film in the series. Seating is limited. Ticketholders will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Apr 09, 2016 at 3:00 pm