Asian film studies
Asian Film Studies
Short Response 1
Due: 9/19/07 in Class
Please answer the following questions with examples from the movie. Your answers should be typed. Handwritten answers will NOT be accepted. No late assignments will be accepted either.
1) A common theme in Japanese movies and dramas is the value of perseverence. How does the movie, Waterboys, demonstrate this value?
2) By having boys participate in synchronized swimming, this movie tackles the issues of social expectations and gender stereotypes. What do you think that this movie is trying to say about these issues?