...As an auteur, Mizoguchi is known mainly for two recurring features over his 24-year career: long, fluid camera movements and suffering women. He excelled in jidai-geki, although he worked in both gendaigeki and jidai-geki genres. His...
Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling
stories without Borders
Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu (Japan, 1953)1 is a classic film that takes its
inspiration not only from Japanese theater and history, but from a French
short story by Guy de Maupassant and classic Japanese ghost...
...Japanese cinema has often been thought of as an “other” to Hollywood classical cinema, exhibiting a stylistic alternative to the narrative realism associated with the American industry.The key influential text in this regard is Noël Burch...
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