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Akira Kurosawa

Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers)

by Bert Cardullo

  • 3 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Mississippi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Individual film directors, film-makers,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Film & Video - Direction & Production,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Individual Director,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - General,
  • 1910-1998,
  • Interviews,
  • Japan,
  • Kurosawa, Akira,,
  • Motion picture producers and directors

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages194
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12243797M
    ISBN 101578069971
    ISBN 109781578069972

    Rashomon is one of the greatest of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's films, the winner of the Venice Festival prize and the Academy Award for best foreign film in It features Toshiru Mifune, the best-known Japanese actor in the West, as the bandit, and accused rapist and murderer. At the beginning of the film, a woodcutter, priest, and commoner happen to meet at the ruined gate 5/5(1). Late saw the publication of a new book titled Rashomon Effects: Kurosawa, Rashomon and Their is a page collection of essays which examines Rashomon and its effects across a wide range of subjects.. Published as part of the Routledge Advances in Film Studies series, the book was put together by the editor team of Blair Davis, Robert Anderson and Jan Walls.

    Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress (original Japanese title: Kakushi Toride No San Akunin) stars Minoru Chiaki and Kamatari Fujiwara as a pair of misfit g from the enemy after a disastrous defeat, the two soldiers fall in with general Toshiro Mifune, who Brand: Criterion. Following up on his critically acclaimed, blood-splattered epic Ran, master director Akira Kurosawa looks inward with this collection of eight brightly colored first section centers on a young boy (Mitsunori Izaki), who witnesses a forest wedding procession of fox spirits in spite of his mother's (Mitsuko Baisho) warning/5(5).

    In movies like Seven Samurai and High and Low, director Akira Kurosawa took the cinematic language of Hollywood and improved on it, creating a vigorous, muscular method of visual storytelling that became a stylistic playbook for the likes of Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. In movies like Ikiru, The Bad Sleep Well and The Lower Depths, Kurosawa relentlessly struggled to. attitudes in general. Yet the autobiography of Kurosawa Akira is not exclusively about movies. In large part, this work affords a first-person glimpse of an era and place very little known to us in the West. Kurosawa was a boy in Taisho Japan (), when country life was still robust but peaceful with a nineteenth-century kind of Size: KB.


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Although Akira Kurosawa book inAkira Kurosawa chose to end with what many consider the first of his masterworks, Rashomon in In eloquent self effacing prose (beautifully translated), he lays out his family life in what he calls a "samurai household," as opposed Cited by: "Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema by Peter Cowie is the most lavishly produced and profusely illustrated volume on Akira Kurosawa ever published." ~ Turner Classic Movies "The question that must be answered is whether there is enough new material in Akira Kurosawa Cited by: 5.

Akira Kurosawa is arguably the greatest of all Japanese film directors and is respected around the world as one of the masters of the art form. This is the first illustrated book to pay tribute to his unmistakable style—with more than two hun The most lavishly produced and profusely illustrated volume on Akira Kurosawa ever published, timed for the centennial of his birth/5.

Looking for books by Akira Kurosawa. See all books authored by Akira Kurosawa, including Something Like an Autobiography, and Rashomon, and more on The writing is casual, and reads easy.

Too many Kurosawa books read like college texts, and Donald Richie fills a niche by supplying a book for the casual reader. The only drawback to "The Films of Akira Kurosawa" is that your interest will be sparked for many films that are not readily available/5(34).

Akira Kurosawa: Interviews. I recommend this book unreservedly to anybody interested in film. In conversation with knowledgeable and distinguished interviewers Kurosawa gives detailed insights into how he works: how every stage of a film is exhaustively discussed beforehand by all its participants and the Director himself; how unplanned factors such as the weather can contribute to episodes of /5(3).

Perspectives on Akira Kurosawa book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This collection of writings on Kurosawa includes selections 4/5(4). During the middle of his career, Kurosawa wrote and directed Throne of Blood, a retelling of Macbeth that takes place in medieval Japan.

Almost thirty years later, Kurosawa returned to Shakespeare with his infamous film Ran, which is an adaptation of King Lear. This is one of Kurosawa’s epic films, with a run time sneaking towards three : Aram Mrjoian.

Most directors have one film for which they are known or possibly two, said Francis Ford Coppola. Akira Kurosawa has eight or nine. Through masterpieces such as Kagemusha, Seven Samurai, and High and Low, Akira Kurosawa () influenced directors from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to Martin Scorsese, and his groundbreaking innovations in cinematography and editing,/5(13).

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams. | MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) | CC. out of 5 stars Prime Video From $ $ 1. 99 to rent. From $ to buy. Starring: Akira Terao, Martin Scorsese, Mitsunori Isaki, et al.

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa Ran (StudioCanal Collection) [Blu-ray] Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio. Akira Kurosawa (Japanese: 黒澤明 Kurosawa Akira; Ma – September 6, ) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry infollowing a brief stint as a en: Hisao (b. –) and Kazuko (b. Although written inAkira Kurosawa chose to end with what many consider the first of his masterworks, Rashomon in In eloquent self effacing prose (beautifully translated), he lays out his family life in what he calls a "samurai household," as opposed /5(89).

Akira Kurosawa (黒澤 明 or 黒沢 明, Kurosawa Akira, Ma – September 6, ) was a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 by: Providing a new and comprehensive look at this master filmmaker, The Warrior's Camera probes the complex visual structure of Kurosawa's work.

The book shows how Kurosawa attempted to symbolize on film a course of national development for post-war Japan, and it traces the ways that he tied his social visions to a dynamic system of visual and narrative by: Akira Kurosawa () moved with ease and mastery from the mysterious and internal to the spectacular and panoramic.

Kurosawa was a man of all genres and all periods, bridging the traditional and the modern, the old and the new, the East and the West. He had a flair for fusing Western literature with elements from his native Kabuki theater.5/5(1).

About Akira Kurosawa. Akira Kurosawa was born into an old samurai family. He received many awards for his work including the Grand Prize at Cannes for Kagemusha.

Kurosawa compared himself to the toad, nervous about having to contemplate, through the process of writing his life story, his own multiple "reflections." It was published as a book in Japan inand in English translation the following year under the title Something Like an Autobiography.

In an epilogue provided for his incomparable study of Akira Kurosawa (), Donald Richie reflects on Kurosawa's life work of thirty feature films and describes his last, unfinished project, a film set in the Edo period to be called The Ocean Was Watching.

Kurosawa remains unchallenged as one of the century's greatest film directors/5. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Something Like An Autobiography by Akira Kurosawa at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(16). Akira Kurosawa presents a candid side of himself and of the personal events that helped shape his career, from early on when he begins an appreciation for the arts & literature, to the point when he finally gets his "break" and starts is NOT a book about film-making, however, nor is it a collective analysis of the films he 5/5(5).

Recent & Upcoming Events. Decem Eric San Juan's book Akira Kurosawa: A Viewer's Guide was published. The book is a great introduction to Kurosawa's films. November Peter Tasker's On Kurosawa: A Tribute to the Master Director is published. Modelled after the Japanese literary genre of zuihitsu, it's a fun collection of essays, short stories, poems, quotes and pictures.

“The era of good Japanese cinema begins with Akira Kurosawa and his Rashomon,” says Anand who is a big fan and has just brought out a book on the Master in Tamil. It is called, simply, Kurosawa. In this video, I recommend a few books and essays relating to my research on Akira Kurosawa.

Bibliography: Bock, Audie. Japanese Film Directors. Kodansha International.