Staging Zen Buddhism

Image creation in contemporary films

Elisabetta Porcu

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿記事

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In this paper, I analyse the image creation of Zen Buddhism as emerges from films produced in Europe and North America. In particular, I explore Marc Rosenbush's Zen Noir (2004), Zen & Zero by Michael Ginthör (2006), and Erleuchtung Garantiert (1999) by Doris Dörrie. Comparatively, I examine a recent Japanese production on the life and teachings of the Sōtō Zen master Dōgen titled Zen and directed by Takahashi Banmei (2009). The aim of this analysis is to explore if and how depictions of Zen in western movies mirror representations of this religious tradition made ad hoc for the West and, conversely, what is the image of Zen Buddhism as appears in Japanese productions. This will be considered in a comparative perspective in order to identify differences, possible common patterns and mutual influences which may have shaped the cinematic perception of this form of Japanese Buddhism in Europe and North America.

元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)81-96
ページ数16
ジャーナルContemporary Buddhism
15
発行部数1
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出版物ステータス出版済み - 1 2 2014

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Staging Zen Buddhism : Image creation in contemporary films. / Porcu, Elisabetta.

:: Contemporary Buddhism, 巻 15, 番号 1, 02.01.2014, p. 81-96.

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Porcu, Elisabetta. / Staging Zen Buddhism : Image creation in contemporary films. :: Contemporary Buddhism. 2014 ; 巻 15, 番号 1. pp. 81-96.
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