Films of Akira Kurosawa

ISBN-10: 0520220374
ISBN-13: 9780520220379
Edition: 3rd 1998 (Revised)
Authors: Donald Richie
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Description: In an epilogue provided for his incomparable study of Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), 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 calledThe Ocean  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/20/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 9.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

In an epilogue provided for his incomparable study of Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), 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 calledThe Ocean Was Watching. Kurosawa remains unchallenged as one of the century's greatest film directors. Through his long and distinguished career he managed, like very few others in the teeth of a huge and relentless industry, to elevate each of his films to a distinctive level of art. HisRashomon--one of the best-remembered and most talked-of films in any language--was a revelation when it appeared in 1950 and did much to bring Japanese cinema to the world's attention. Kurosawa's films display an extraordinary breadth and an astonishing strength, from the philosophic and sexual complexity ofRashomonto the moral dedication ofIkiru, from the naked violence ofSeven Samuraito the savage comedy ofYojimbo, from the terror-filled feudalism ofThrone of Bloodto the piercing wit ofSanjuro.

Acknowledgments
Akira Kurosawa
Sanshiro Sugata
Sanshiro Sugata - Part II
The Most Beautiful
They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail
No Regrets for Our Youth
One Wonderful Sunday
Drunken Angel
The Quiet Duel
Stray Dog
Scandal
Rashomon
The Idiot
Ikiru
Seven Samurai
Record of a Living Being
The Throne of Blood
The Lower Depths
The Hidden Fortress
The Bad Sleep Well
Yojimbo
Sanjuro
High and Low
Red Beard
Dodesukaden
Dersu Uzala
Kagemusha
Ran
Dreams
Rhapsody in August
Madadayo
Method, Technique and Style
Epilogue
Filmography
A Selective Bibliography
Index
List of Plates

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