Dec 06, 2022
The Films of Akira Kurosawa
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☆ The Films of Akira Kurosawa ☆ Donald Richie, The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Donald Richie, The Films of Akira Kurosawa 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 Through his long and distinguishe ☆ The Films of Akira Kurosawa ☆ Donald Richie - The Films of Akira Kurosawa, The Films of Akira Kurosawa 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 fi

  • Title: The Films of Akira Kurosawa
  • Author: Donald Richie
  • ISBN: 9780520220379
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
☆ The Films of Akira Kurosawa ☆ Donald Richie, The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Donald Richie, The Films of Akira Kurosawa 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 Through his long and distinguishe Second Films Wasting your time, but not very much. Film Wikipdia Films The Economist Blockbuster Video Stores On Demand Movies Granny Fuck Films Granny mature porn Granny fuck tube Granny Decent Films SDG Reviews mejorenvo Films Events Toronto International Film Festival Gracie Films Gracie Films online Home Bus Stop Films

☆ The Films of Akira Kurosawa ☆ Donald Richie - The Films of Akira Kurosawa, The Films of Akira Kurosawa 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 fi

Gary Inbinder

Do you love Kurosawa s films If your answer is yes, this is the book for you The late Donald Richie knew his subject matter well, and to my knowledge this is the most comprehensive critical appreciation of one of the 20th century s greatest film makers The book contains a short biography of Kurosawa and in depth reviews, including background and source material, story lines, treatment, characterizations, and style for each of the films.


HBalikov

If you know of Kurosawa, you know that this Japanese film director has admirers and imitators all over the world From Bergman to Spielberg, from Polanski to Lucas, Kurosawa s movies have been studied and appreciated.I like Kurosawa for many reasons but one of the most important is that he knew how to entertain as well as inform One of the things that interested me In many of his films, we see how he was able to reach back into feudal Japanese history to inform present day issues Richie gives us [...]


Dave K

This might be the best book on film And I say that after having long dropped Kurosawa from my list of top directors.Individual chapters based on each of the director s films, supplemented by hundreds of impressive photos and the book s extra large size, make the book appear at first glance like one of those collectible fan books for the likes of the Star Wars or James Bond franchises Far from it, Richie strikes the perfect balance between the compartmentalized readability of other film guides an [...]


Bryce Wilson

I ve said it before and I ll say it again Donald Richie is the shit The critic who both knows his shit and doesn t come off like an unbearable pretentious Jackass is worth his weight in Gold Richie is so good I suspect he might actually be Gold I m serious he needs to be careful I don t think I could take it if Kayne West made Rims out of him.


Matthew

I ve read a few chapters here and there and have generally found them informative and expressive Why, then, are Dersu Uzala and Dreams so viciously derided They re not bad films by any measure, and not even the worst that Kurosawa had to offer.The good chapters are good, so I ll keep returning to this when I have niggling Kurosawa questions But, jeez, Richie should ve hired another writer for those bad chapters, a writer who actually saw the good qualities in good movies.Dismissively panning Ish [...]


Reinaldo

I was in a coffee shop years ago that played vintage black and white films on a big screen I think it was there that I stumbled on to a Kurosawa film I later purchased a host of Criterion Collection films, all AK, and have been adding to my collection since This book is a treasure trove of information for any souls interested in knowing the behind the scenes info and plot character discussion of Kurosawa s films before or after a film viewing It s a work in progress for me as I will read a chapt [...]


Mitchell

A rare thing A scholarly coffee table book Donald Richie analyzes Kurosawa s work film by film Each films is given a synopsis, then an analysis of characterization and film technique Exhaustive and sometimes exhausting.Last year was the 100th anniversary of Kurosawa s birth Thanks to the essential Turner Classic Movies, I was able to see almost all of his films from the beginning through Kagemusha The only older film they did not show was The Quiet Duel, which I still haven t seen.Since I was ab [...]


Alexei Russell

If you wish to learn about Kurosawa s film career, this is your best resource If you are a fan, this is your bible Very well put together work, with a comprehensive examination of each movie Each entry has little known details and anecdotes about the production and behind the scene relations between the cast during filming which is perhaps the best part description of the cinematography, the style, how the music was chosen and what Kurosawa, himself, was trying to achieve It includes a rich reso [...]


Abhayan Varghese

A book such as this is rare An engaging coffee table book that explores choice of themes, story telling techniques, camera work, and directorial style I have the expanded and updated third edition It s an exhaustive blend of personal information, critical assessment, quotes from interviews with Kurosawa, tendencies within the Japanese film industry, and an almost thorough retrospective of one of the masters.


William J. Meyer

Donald Richie is my favorite film critic I had the pleasure of seeing him in Madison, WI several years ago as he launched a week celebrating Japanese culture He gave an hour long lecture on Japanese cinema, followed by a screening of Kurosawa s RASHOMON This book is a good overview of Kurosawa s career The shape of the book is a little odd.


Michael Hawk

I have received this book 4 times over the course of like 6 years as a gift I think I have every edition This is THE reference resource for Kurosawa s films Gives you a nice wrap up of each movie and synopsis I have used it as a checklist.


Alex

The Films of Akira Kurosawa by Donald Richie 1999


Bean

If you have any interest at all in Kurosawa, this is a great introduction to his films.


Rajesh

My all time favorite director.


Don

Essential to any film book library.


Mark Matzke

The author puts Ikiru near the top of Kurosawa s achievements, and I have to agree I enjoy filmbooks of this type and this does not disappoint.


John

I only read spots here and there It s that kind of book Excellent insight for the aficianado film.


Jim Golmon

More of a reference book than something to read straight through It s the best thing that I have found in English on my favorite director.


Dwyer

The business.



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