Fwd: Public Lecture's Announcement

Aaron Gerow gerowaaron
Wed Mar 3 08:33:05 EST 2004

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Yoshikazu Takekoshi" <takekoshi at tuj.ac.jp>
> Date: 2004.3.2  05:42:50 America/New_York
> To: "IC" <ic at tuj.ac.jp>
> Subject: Public Lecture's  Announcement
> Dear TUJ Friends:
> Mr. Masato Harada will talk about his experience as a director, working
> internationally in both Japanese and Hollywood productions. he would
> also talk about the process of writing and producing -- the challenges
> of the Japanese film market.  Masato recently was involved in a
> symposium at the University of Michigan, where he gave a workshop on
> screenwriting.
> Date: Friday March 26, 2004
> Time: 7 p.m.
> Place: room 212 ( the second floor), Temple University Japan
> Masato Harada's early career in film was as a correspondent for the
> Japanese movie industry press.
> As a student in London in 1972, and later in Los Angeles, he was a
> Golden Globe critic, and also wrote Hollywood Interview and The
> Hollywood Movie Express. With his debut film "Goodbye Flickmania:  
> Indian
> Summer," produced in Japan in 1979, he made the transition from critic
> to screenwriter and director. In the early 80s, he directed the  
> Japanese
> dubbed versions of such films as "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes
> Back," and wrote the subtitles for Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal
> Jacket."  Working in both the U.S. and Japan, his work has spanned
> cultures and genres.  In the more than 10 films he has produced or
> directed in as many years, his features have received numerous awards  
> at
> Film festivals, and he is recognized as one of Japan's most versatile
> and international directors.
> More recently, he has taken the role of social critic through films
> dealing with controversial issues in Japan such as discrimination
> (Kamikaze Taxi (1994), sexism and juvenile delinquency (Bounce: Ko  
> Gals,
> 1997), and political corruption (Jubaku, 1999).  In 2003, his acting
> debut was in "The Last Samurai," in which he played the villainous
> Omura, alongside Ken Watanabe and Tom Cruise.   Harada continues to
> write and direct, and is currently working on several projects, to be
> released in the coming year.
> Masato Harada's lecture is in association with TUJ's Wakai Project, an
> ongoing forum for students, scholars, activists and those interested in
> popular culture to address issues related to Japanese youth culture
> (www.wakai.info).  For this event, students from the Wakai Project will
> moderate a discussion with Harada, at the conclusion of his remarks.
> *********************************************************************** 
> *
> ************************************************
> Public lectures at TUJ are free of charge and open to the public:
> advance reservations are not required.
> For more information, contact Kyle Cleveland, Director of Student
> Services, Temple University Japan,
> e-mail: kyle at tuj.ac.jp.
> For general inquiries, contact the TUJ Information Center at Tel.
> 0120-86-1026; or 03-5441-9800;
> e-mail: ic at tuj.ac.jp.
> <Access>
> TUJ is located at 2-8-12, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo. We are a
> 5-minute walk from Shirokane Takanawa Station (subway); a 9-minute walk
> from Azabu Juban Station (subway); and a 20-minute walk from Tamachi
> Station, served by the JR and subway. Maps are available at
> http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/index.html.

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