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Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema

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The most lavishly produced and profusely illustrated volume on Akira Kurosawa ever published, timed for the centennial of his birth. 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 hundred images, many never before published. The filmmaker is also famous for his attention to detail, and fans will delight in seeing annotated script pages, sketches, and storyboards that reveal the meticulous craft behind Kurosawas genius. Peter Cowie examines how Kurosawa took the samurai genre to its apogee in such films as Yojimbo and Seven Samurai; his literary influences in such films as Throne of Blood [Macbeth] and Ran [King Lear]; and in his take on our relationship to the modern world in such films as High and Low and Dreams. "Akira Kurosawa is one of the greatest directors ever to work in the cinema. His films meant an enormous amount to me when I was starting my own career, and its fitting that in the year of his centennial this book by Peter Cowie should pay tribute to him."—Francis Ford Coppola

About the Author

Peter Cowie is a film historian and the author of Louise Brooks and Joan Crawford. Formerly the international director of Variety, he now serves as consultant for the Berlin Film Festival and contributes commentaries for Criterion Collection releases. Donald Richie is the world’s foremost expert on Kurosawa and is the author of many books on Japanese culture, including The Inland Sea and The Japanese Film. Kazuko Kurosawa, the daughter of the director, is a costume designer whose credits include more than fifteen films, including Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847833191
Subtitle:
Master of Cinema
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Introduction by:
Richie, Donald
Introduction:
Richie, Donald
Foreword by:
Scorsese, Martin
Foreword:
Richie, Donald
Foreword:
Kurosawa, Kazuko
Foreword:
Scorsese, Martin
Author:
Kurosawa, Kazuko
Author:
Scorsese, Martin
Author:
Richie, Donald
Author:
Cowie, Peter
Author:
Kazuko, Kurosawa
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Publication Date:
20100309
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 COLOR and B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
12.8 x 8.91 x 1.36 in 4.9 lb

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