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Talking Silents

New Approaches to Early Japanese Cinema

&

the Art of the Benshi

An international symposium

March 2, 2019

Billy Wilder Theater | Hammer Museum, UCLA

The Schedule

9:30–10:30

Kusahara Machiko

“Utsushi-e: A Narrative Screen Practice in the 19th Century Japan”

Kodama Ryuichi

無声映画と歌舞伎研究

 

11:00-12:00

David Desser

“Narration and Narrativity in Kurosawa's Nora inu (Stray Dog)”

 

Kondo Kazuto

映画館における「声」と「文字」:

1910-20年代の都市空間における興行モード

 

12:00-12:30

Discussion

 

1:30-3:00

Kyoko Omori

“The Soundscape of Benshi Performance:

‘Inter-Mediating’ Global Modernity”

Shibata Kotaro

“Various Standardizations of Film Sound/Music Practice in

Japanese Movie Theaters during the 1910-20s”

Sasagawa Keiko

活弁LOVE:ネオスーパー・トーキーと1930年代日本映画産業

 

 

3:30-4:30

Shirai Fumito

“Transpacific Exchange and Arrangement of Silent Film Music in Japan:

Imported Scores in the Hirano Collection from the 1920s”

Dong Hoon Kim

“From Benshi to Byeonsa: The Transcoloinal Practice of Benshi

and the Formation of Film Culture in Colonial Korea”

 

4:30-5:00

Discussion