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The Movie Experience: Conversation with director Masahiro Shinoda and actress Shima Iwashita; 2/27/99 by Harry Kreisler
Photo by Jane Scherr

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas. The interview was conducted in English and Japanese; Beth Cary served as translator.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I am Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our distinguished guests are two leading figures of the Japanese cinema: director Masahiro Shinoda and his wife, actress Shima Iwashita.

  1. Background
  2. Shinoda on Directing
  3. Iwashita on Acting
  4. Theatrical and Cinematic Influences
  5. Advice to Students

Masahiro Shinoda and Shima Iwashita attended the Pacific Film Archive screening of a new print of Punishment Island (Shokei no shima, 1966) on February 27, 1999. Mr. Shinoda introduced the film and answered questions after the screening.

Translator Beth Cary with Shima Iwashita, Masahiro Shinoda, and Harry Kreisler

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