ISBN 9789380032474,The Films of Akira Kurosawa

The Films of Akira Kurosawa



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9789380032474

ISBN-10 9380032471


Number of Pages 273 Pages
Language (English)

Reference works

THE FILMS OF AKIRA KUROSAWA (PAPERBACK) PRICE: RS.995 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 film making 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 Ikuru, 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. Running through all Kurosawa's work is a tough, humane, and profoundly ethical concern for the painful, beautiful, and frequently ridiculous ambiguities of human life. About The Author Donald Richie Considered a major western authority on Japanese film, Richie has lived in Japan for more than half his life. Author of Ozu and many other books on the land and people of Japan, he is currently Arts Critic for the Japan Times.