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Why is Japanese cinema 1930-1970 called "classical"? What industrial

characteristics does it have in common with classical Hollywood, and what are some differences? Which stylistic and narrative aspects of Late Spring are in classical film style, and which aspects deviate from these norms? What do the deviations accomplish? 

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The classical period refers to the years in which the studio system dominated all film production in Japan, from roughly 1930 to 1960. The canon of great Japanese cinema has tended to be approached by Western and Japanese critics as an art cinema with auteurist, and at times, Orientalist, assumptions. The 1950s are widely considered the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. Three Japanese films from this decade the, Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Tokyo Story, appeared in the top ten of Sight & Sound's critics' and directors' polls for the best films of all time in 2002.

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The classical period refers to the years in which the studio system dominated all film production in Japan, from roughly 1930 to 1960. The canon of great Japanese cinema has tended to be approached by Western and Japanese critics as an art cinema with auteurist, and at times, Orientalist, assumptions. The 1950s are widely considered the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. Three Japanese films from this decade the, Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Tokyo Story, appeared in the top ten of Sight & Sound's critics' and directors' polls for the best films of all time in 2002.

Classical Hollywood cinema is a term used in film criticism to describe both a narrative and visual style of filmmaking which became characteristic of American cinema between the 1910s  and the 1960s. It eventually became the most powerful and pervasive style of filmmaking worldwide. Similar or associated terms include classical Hollywood narrative, the Golden Age of Hollywood, Old Hollywood, and classical continuity. Classical Hollywood cinema has the following characteristics; Utilizing actors, events, causal effects, main points, and secondary points are basic characteristics of this type of narrative. The characters in classical Hollywood cinema have clearly definable traits, are active, and very goal oriented. They are causal agents motivated by psychological rather than social concerns. The classical Japanese cinema and the Hollywood classical cinema all have various characteristics in common like both cinemas premiered almost during the same era of mid 20th century. The kinetoscope, first shown commercially by Thomas Edison in the United States in 1894, was first shown in Japan in November 1896. The two cinemas also had differences like by 1930s unlike in the West, silent films were still being produced in Japan well into the 1930s; as late as 1938, a third of Japanese films were silent. "Classic Hollywood narration focuses on an individual or small group of individuals who early on encounter discrete and specific goals that are either clearly attained or clearly unattained by the film's end.

 

Late Spring is a 2014 South Korean romance melodrama starring Park Yong-woo, Kim Seo-hyung and Lee Yoo-young. It portrays the true beauty and the platonic love discovered between a genius sculptor and his final model. A genius sculptor Joon-goo (Park Yong-woo) suffers from a progressive muscular paralysis and loses the meaning of life after the Korean War. His wife who dedicates herself to her beloved husband, goes in search of a model to encourage him to go back to work. Classic Films are often distinguished or unique works of cinema that have transcended time and trends, with indefinable quality. Classics are renowned films of first rank, reference points in film mythology, or films that have become a part of American cultural folklore. In classical Hollywood cinema, the narration follows paradigmatic building blocks as events, actors and agents, linear chains of cause and effect, primary and secondary story lines. In classic film, it utilizes actors, events, causal effects, main points, and secondary points are basic characteristics of this type of narrative. The characters in classical Hollywood cinema have clearly definable traits, are active, and very goal oriented. They are causal agents motivated by psychological rather than social concerns. The film concern family and cultural dramas, marriage in particular.

 

Film Style - Recognizable cinematic techniques are used by filmmakers to create specific value in their work. These techniques can include all aspects of film language, including: sound design, mise-en-scène, dialogue, cinematography, editing, or direction. The film is not mythical as its the norm with other classical films also the film is a short one a contrast of the norms of classic films. The deviation from those norms are unique and helps in bringing out the norm of the general lives of people during war as it was shot during the Allies occupation of Japan.