Next year Munich : masculinity, zionism and diaspora in Spielberg’s epic



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Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University

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Visual Studies Seminar

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Public Seminar




4:30 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m.


MBG06, Main Building, Lingnan University


Mr. James Schamus, producer of the film Brokeback Mountain (2005) delivered a talk entitled "Next Year in Munich: Masculinity, Zionism and Diaspora in Spielberg's Epic" on 6 November 2006 at Lingnan University. The talk aimed to give students and their teachers the opportunity to hear a leading film practitioner speak about film. A question and answer period was followed by Schamus’s talk and allowed the audience to ask this talented scriptwriter and producer questions about his work in the film industry.《斷背山》(2005) 的電影監製James Schamus 於2006年11月6日獲邀到嶺南大學到主持一個題為《Next Year in Munich: Masculinity, Ziontism and Diaspora in Spielberg's Epic》的公開講座,就奧斯卡最佳導演史提芬史匹堡(Steven Spielberg) 執導的《慕尼黑》(2005) 進行演講,並分享他曾參與製作及編寫的電影。是次公開講座讓師生有機會了解James Schamus 這位國際知名的電影工作者對電影的精闢見解。



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James Schamus: As the chief executive officer of Focus Features, Mr. Schamus is a major figure in the American independent film business. Mr. Schamus has worked closely with a number of renowned filmmakers, including Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, Todd Solondz, and Nicole Holofcener. Mr Schamus has had a long collaboration as writer and producer with Ang Lee on nine feature films, including Hulk (2003), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Ride with the Devil (1999), The Ice Storm (1997), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), The Wedding Banquet (1993), and Pushing Hands (1992). In 2000, Mr. Schamus received Academy Award nominations in the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song categories for his work on Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000); in 2005, Brokeback Mountain (2005), on which Mr. Schamus served as a producer, won the Academy Awards in Directing, Music (Original Score) as well as Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

Apart from his ample experience in film production and screenplay writing, Mr. Schamus draws the public's attention by virtue of his fine academic credentials. Mr. Schamus holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently Associate Professor of the School of Arts, Columbia University. He has published widely as a film historian, and is currently completing a monograph on the Danish director Carl Th. Dreyer.

James Schamus為電影製作及發行公司Focus Features行政總裁,與美國獨立電影有著密切的關係。一直以來,James Schamus 的編劇才華都廣被認同,並曾與不少著名電影工作者如著名導演李安、Todd Solondz 及Nicole Holofcener 等合作。其中李安可說是James Schamus 的長期合作伙伴,他們曾一起編寫及製作過九部李氏執導的電影,包括《變形俠醫》(2003)、《臥龍藏龍》(2000)、《與魔鬼共騎》(1999)、《冰風暴》(1997)、《飲食男女》(1994)、《喜宴》(1993)及《推手》(1992) 等。2000年James Schamus 憑《臥虎藏龍》(2000)獲第七十三屆奧斯卡提名最佳改編劇本及最佳原創音樂獎。2005年,他監製的《斷背山》更奪得第七十八屆奧斯卡最佳導演、最佳電影配樂及最佳改編劇本獎。

除了擁有豐富的電影製作及編劇經驗,James Schamus亦有著濃厚的學術背景。畢業於美國加州大學柏克萊分校 (University of California, Berkeley) 英文系的他現為美國哥倫比亞大學 (Columbia University) 藝術學院副教授,出版過多部跟電影歷史及理論有關的著作,近日更發表了有關荷蘭藉導演 Carl Th. Dreyer 的專題論文,在學術領域上的亦有著非凡的成就。

Recommended Citation

Schamus, J. (2006, November 6). Next year Munich: Masculinity, zionism and diaspora in Spielberg’s epic [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/235