The Song and Score of the National Policy Film Sayon no Kane in the Japanese colonial period
The film Sayon no Kane was shot based on Taiwanese aborigines─Atayal’s event during the Japanese colonial period. It was released in Japan, Taiwan, and China from 1943. Many people called it as a national policy film. It is one of the few sound films about Taiwanese aborigines at that time. Moreover, the leading actress, Ri Koran, was famous in Japan, Taiwan and China at that time. The music of the film was composed by the leading Japanese pop song composer Masao Koga. Therefore, the film seems to an important film at that time, even today. In the past, many scholars studied this film mostly on its story line and historical context, and on the subsequent cover versions of its theme song. There have not been in-depth studies on the music of the film.
Therefore, the thesis will focus on analyze the music of the film. It will explore three issues. The first is what kind of national policy spirit the film has. The second is what function the music has in this film under the national policy spirit. The third is what role the music plays in advertising and audience acceptance process. I wish the thesis will offer a way to someone who wants to understand the film music in the Japanese colonial period.
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