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Akira Kurosawa - Master of Cinema

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Hardback copy with protective dust jacket. Book is in excellent condition, with only a few minor scratches on the back of the dust jacket.

Contains a number of original quotes. Forward by Martin Scorsese, introduction by Donald Richie, with a note by Kazuko Kurosawa.

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 Kurosawa's 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 it's fitting that in the year of his centennial this book by Peter Cowie should pay tribute to him."-Francis Ford Coppola

Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema forms an essential addition to any collection of the filmmaker's work. It is a glorious testament, in images and text, to the lasting contribution Kurosawa made to world cinema.

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Author(s):
Cowie, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0847833194
ISBN-13:
9780847833191
Number of pages:
301
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Title:
Akira Kurosawa Master of Cinema

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Hardback copy with protective dust jacket. Book is in excellent condition, with only a few minor scratches on the back of the dust jacket.

Contains a number of original quotes. Forward by Martin Scorsese, introduction by Donald Richie, with a note by Kazuko Kurosawa.

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 Kurosawa's 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 it's fitting that in the year of his centennial this book by Peter Cowie should pay tribute to him."-Francis Ford Coppola

Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema forms an essential addition to any collection of the filmmaker's work. It is a glorious testament, in images and text, to the lasting contribution Kurosawa made to world cinema.

Author(s):
Cowie, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0847833194
ISBN-13:
9780847833191
Number of pages:
301
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Title:
Akira Kurosawa Master of Cinema

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