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The films of Akira Kurosawa

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

  • Kurosawa, Akira, -- 1910-,
  • Motion pictures -- Japan.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Donald Richie.
    LC ClassificationsPN 1993.5 J3 R47 1970
    The Physical Object
    Pagination223 p. :
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21424826M
    ISBN 100520017811
    LC Control Number65026695

    Featuring Tatsuya Nakadai in his first major role in a Kurosawa movie, and with innovative photography by Kazuo Miyagawa who shot Rashomon and Takao Saitothe film premiered in April and was a critically and commercially successful venture, earning more than any previous Kurosawa film. Kurosawa built a near exact replica of his childhood home for this segment, and the nameplate on the gate even reads "Kurosawa". The director himself recognized this at the time of its release, telling critic Donald Richie that a cycle of some kind had just come to an end and that his future films and production methods would be different. The director intended to create a work condemning kidnapping, which he considered one of the very worst crimes.

    Because of this strategy, the filmmakers are usually credited with saving the picture from the kind of sentimentality common to dramas about characters with terminal illnesses. This made it easier for Kurosawa's son, Hisao, as co-producer and soon-to-be head of Kurosawa Production, to negotiate a loan in Japan that would cover the film's production costs. The 1, uniforms and suits of armor used for the extras in the film Ran were designed by costume designer Emi Wada and Kurosawa, and were handmade by master tailors over more than two years, for which the film won its sole Academy Award. Although its estimated budget was lower than the films immediately preceding it, Japanese studios were still unwilling to back one of his productions, so Kurosawa turned to another famous American fan, Steven Spielbergwho convinced Warner Bros.

    If you have any interest in Japanese cinema or in the art of movies in general, you can't go wrong viewing Kurosawa's films. Contemporary reviews of the much shortened edited version were very negative, but the film was a moderate success at the box office, largely because of the popularity of one of its stars, Setsuko Hara. Kurosawa was the assistant director for over a dozen of Yamamoto's films. Nevertheless, the censorship office would later decide to cut out some 18 minutes of footage, much of which is now considered lost. In contrast to the Shakespearean sweep of Throne of Blood, The Lower Depths was shot on only two confined sets, in order to emphasize the restricted nature of the characters' lives.

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The films of Akira Kurosawa by Donald Richie Download PDF Ebook

The international success of Kagemusha allowed Kurosawa to proceed with his next project, Rananother epic in a similar vein. Ninotchka Lubitsch, USA A un [Buddies] Furuhata, Japan Barry Lyndon Kubrick, UK The two met in San Francisco in July to discuss the project Kurosawa considered most financially viable: Kagemushathe epic story of a thief hired as the double of a medieval Japanese lord of a great clan.

A studio-mandated edit shortened it from Kurosawa's original cut of minutes nearly four-and-a-half hours to just minutes, making the resulting narrative exceedingly difficult to follow.

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In response to what at least appeared to be a blatant snub by his own countrymen, the director Sidney Lumet led a successful campaign to have Kurosawa receive an Oscar The films of Akira Kurosawa book for Best Director that year Sydney Pollack ultimately won the award for directing Out of Africa.

Though faithful to the play, this adaptation of Russian material to a completely Japanese setting—in this case, the late Edo period The films of Akira Kurosawa book his earlier The Idiot, was regarded as artistically successful.

Sandakan hachibanshokan bohkyo [Sandakan 8] Kumai, Japan Rashomon is the biggest example, but in the Hidden fortress, the two peasants are unsuspecting of the princess and the general because of their false identity.

The sound of a Mozart piece is suddenly heard, played on the piano by a woman in a nearby house. I missed the link in the screenwriting section JohnWickTwo do you think two links are okay in this situation?

This List page is currently linked twice in the current article under See also and under the Screenwriting section as well. It broke Kurosawa's box office record the third film in a row to do sobecame the highest grossing Japanese The films of Akira Kurosawa book of the year, and won glowing reviews.

The first such film, No Regrets for Our Youthinspired by both the Takigawa incident and the Hotsumi Ozaki wartime spy case, criticized Japan's prewar regime for its political oppression.

Performances of the lead actors, Kurosawa's direction and Ichio Yamazaki's camerawork were praised. Other films are less expected.

Shooting took up days spread over almost a year, interrupted by production and financing troubles and Kurosawa's health problems.

In Dreams, there are several stories where war has caused major problems, one in which the main character, a veteran has a dream of his dead war comrades as well as the story about the horned demons who exist because of radiation caused by a nuclear blast. It is a detective movie perhaps the first important Japanese film in that genre [54] that explores the mood of Japan during its painful postwar recovery through the story of a young detective, played by Mifune, and his fixation on the recovery of his handgun, which was stolen by a penniless war veteran who proceeds to use it to rob and murder.

The leader endeavors to push on, but he too, stops in the snow. Ikiru opened in October to rave reviews—it won Kurosawa his second Kinema Junpo "Best Film" award—and enormous box office success.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Kurosawa spent much of the rest of the year in Europe and America promoting Kagemusha, collecting awards and accolades, and exhibiting as art the drawings he had made to serve as storyboards for the film.

For his first work in color, the dynamic editing and complex compositions of his earlier pictures were set aside, with the artist focusing on the creation of a bold, almost surreal palette of primary colors, in order to reveal the toxic environment in which the characters live.

In JulyHeigo committed suicide. There are, however, only a few instances in which he edited the work of others, as listed below. Kubrick 's page makes it a little bit harder, it has a section called Film Career, but the very first thing you see in that section is a clearly labelled link to the Kubrick filmography page.

The Quiet Duel starred Toshiro Mifune as an idealistic young doctor struggling with syphilisa deliberate attempt by Kurosawa to break the actor away from being typecast as gangsters. Ototo [Her Brother] Ichikawa, Japan Merry Christmas Mr.Eclipse Series 7: Postwar Kurosawa (No Regrets for Our Youth / One Wonderful Sunday / Scandal / The Idiot / I Live in Fear) (The Criterion Collection) by Eclipse from Criterion by Akira Kurosawa.

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