The Films of Akira Kurosawa. Donald Richie.

The Films of Akira Kurosawa

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

Revised Edition. Paperback. 9 3/4" X 10". 255pp. Mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges. Slight curl to front and rear cover. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Black and white photographs throughout.

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. His Rashomon 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 of Rashomon to the moral dedication of Ikiru, from the naked violence of Seven Samurai to the savage comedy of Yojimbo, from the terror-filled feudalism of Throne of Blood to the piercing wit of Sanjuro.(Publisher). Good +. Item #6368
ISBN: 0520051378

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