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Riassunto: 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 called The 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. 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.
Review: Here is a chance to read a terrific study of Kurosawa's films by the foremost critic of Japanese cinema and a man who had a personal acquaintance with the filmmaker. Newly revised and updated, this classic study now covers all of Kurosawa's films, surveying an extraordinary 50 year career. 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. Ritchie's book will guide you through them, teaching you about the man and his genius.
Titolo: The films of Akira Kurosawa
Casa editrice: University of California Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1984
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1984. Softcover-Großformat; Condizione libro: Gut. 255 Seiten mit zahlr. Abb. Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; ansonsten ordentlicher Gebrauchtzustand; In ENGLISCHER Sprache; Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 700. Codice libro della libreria 1084867
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1984. Soft. Condizione libro: Very Good-. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Revised Edition; First Printing. Cover is edge worn. Sticker stain on front cover. ; 10" square. Codice libro della libreria 37348
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Revised. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0520051378
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0520051378