Re: [Videolib] Asian films re: gender

Eric Pasteur (multimedialibrarian@yahoo.com)
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 08:06:31 -0700 (PDT)

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Meghann:

Moon and Cherry (2005), Japan

“…creating a funny gender reversal with the gregarious Mayama using the men around her entirely as she sees fit. She is the polar opposite of yamato nadeshiko - ideal (from a male point of view, obviously) Japanese womanhood - but as written by Tanada and played by Eguchi, she is a magnetic, radiant, almost beguiling protagonist. Without wishing to jump to any sort of foregone conclusion about the film's possible autobiographical roots, a character like Mayama could probably only have been created in a film made by an equally independently-minded woman. Bereft of traditional and moralistic notions of love, sex and relationships, Moon and Cherry has a wholly celebratory attitude to its plentiful carnal goings-on…”

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Meghann Matwichuk <mtwchk@udel.edu> wrote: Hello Vid-Libbers,

A question for the collective brain... I have a faculty member who's looking for recent feature films from Asian countries that would be appropriate for a women's studies class about gender issues (within the last year or two). I have a few titles but feel as though I should have more. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Best,

*************************
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/

_______________________________________
Eric Pasteur
Reference & Multimedia Librarian
Peoria Public Library, IL
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the polar opposite of <I><SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">yamato nadeshiko</SPAN></I> - ideal (from a male point of view, obviously) Japanese womanhood - but as written by Tanada and played by Eguchi, she is a magnetic, radiant, almost beguiling protagonist. Without wishing to jump to any sort of foregone conclusion about the film's possible autobiographical roots, a character like Mayama could probably only have been created in a film made by an equally independently-minded woman. Bereft of traditional and moralistic notions of love, sex and relationships, Moon and Cherry has a wholly celebratory attitude to its plentiful carnal goings-on…</SPAN>”<o:p></o:p></FONT></div> <div class=MsoNormal><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></div> <div class=MsoNormal><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">ep</SPAN></FONT><B><FONT face=Verdana color=blue><SPAN
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