Book review

Q1. Write a coherent essay on visual, thematic, and narrative comparison between Ozu’s Tokyo Story and Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Cafe Lumiere. In your answer write about specific similarities and differences among them.You can also argue how these two texts can be considered adaptations of each other.

Q2. Write a comprehensive and essay on the representation of madness, monstrosity, and magic (any one or two of these) in any two films we have watched in this class. Particularly consider films like Gojira, The Host, The Cow, Tropical Malady, and Chungking Express. In your answer, you can specifically demonstrate how these issues/figures are represented similarly/differently in Asian cinema.