Zen and 'cultural studies' group-think

Aaron Gerow gerow
Wed Sep 1 04:28:54 EDT 1999

>I don't feel I can add much to the facts about Zen and Japanese film, but
>in discussing it, I wonder how much Japanese film criticism itself
>considers matters of religion when discussing certain directors.

This is one interesting issue because, to bring up the Shinto problem 
again, I have the feeling (I've taken no statistics) that Japanese 
criticism has said a lot more about the relationship between film and 
Shinto/animism than about film and Buddhism.

Aaron Gerow

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