Something Like an Autobiography (Paperback)

Author: Kurosawa, Akira

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The distinguished filmmaker chronicles his life from his birth in 1910 to the worldwide success in 1951 of his film Rashomon and provides a provocative account of the Japanese film industry *Author: Kurosawa, Akira *Publication Date: 1983/05/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780394714394
SKU 30059578
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0394714393
Release Date 5/1/1983
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Translated by Audie E. Bock."A first rate book and a joy to read.... It's doubtful that a complete understanding of the director's artistry can be obtained without reading this book.... Also indispensable for budding directors are the addenda, in which Kurosawa lays out his beliefs on the primacy of a good script, on scriptwriting as an essential tool for directors, on directing actors, on camera placement, and on the value of steeping oneself in literature, from great novels to detective fiction."--Variety"For the lover of Kurosawa's movies...this is nothing short of must reading...a fitting companion piece to his many dynamic and absorbing screen entertainments."--Washington Post Book World
Annotation Akira Kurosawa is one of the most fascinating figures of world cinema, with a shroud of mystery surrounding his legend. The director of epic, much imitated masterpieces like 1954's SEVEN SAMURAI and 1985's RAN (a take on Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR), Kurosawa's life was plagued by depression. His films have a quality that is at once meditative and mournful, filled with extremes of beauty and violence. SOMETHING LIKE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY is the great artist's memoir of his life and work. Kurosawa proves himself to be as contemplative and beautiful a writer as he is a filmmaker, and tackles everything from his childhood dreams of painting to his love of great literature.
Editors Note 2 Translated by Audie E. Bock."A first rate book and a joy to read.... It's doubtful that a complete understanding of the director's artistry can be obtained without reading this book.... Also indispensable for budding directors are the addenda, in which Kurosawa lays out his beliefs on the primacy of a good script, on scriptwriting as an essential tool for directors, on directing actors, on camera placement, and on the value of steeping oneself in literature, from great novels to detective fiction."--Variety"For the lover of Kurosawa's movies...this is nothing short of must reading...a fitting companion piece to his many dynamic and absorbing screen entertainments."--Washington Post Book World
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Number of Pages 0205
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