Yuki Maruyama and Nao Nomura, “Hundred Shots, Hundred Kills: War Movies, Eyes of the Camera, and Modern Spectatorship”
August 5 (Fri), 15:00-18:00
Hitotsubashi University, East Campus, Faculty Building 3, Research Conference Room
- “American Sniper” (2014) dir. Clint Eastwood
- Excerpts from Chris Kyle, American Sniper
- Selected comments on the movie
- Is Chris Kyle a war hero fighting with just cause or a trigger-happy killer with no morality?
- Is the movie pro-war or anti-war? Why was there a big controversy over “American Sniper,” while it achieved a huge commercial success?
- How do you feel when the camera overlaps the gunsight? What does it mean if you identify with the shooter’s eye? Are you involved in killings, at least in a metaphorical sense?
Suggested further readings
- John Bodner, “Saving Private Ryan and Postwar Memory in America,” The American Historical Review 106.3 (June 2001): 805-17.
- “The Unforgiven” (1992)
- “Sergeant York” (1941)