Gama no abura review Ë 3

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Gama no aburaA first rate book and a joy to readIt's doubtful that a complete understanding of the director's artistry can be obtained without reading this bookAlso indispensable for budding directors are the addenda in which Ku. This is the second brilliant autobiography from a film director that I've read in the last few weeksthe other being Luis Buñuel's superb 'My Last Sigh' and both of them had me wanting to rewatch some of their great movies Kurosawa allocates a significant amount of space to his childhood young adulthood and his early years of working in the Japanese film industry The book goes right up to him writing about the making of Rashomon and it's international success after release But it's here at this point that Kurosawa decides to stop writing so to my disappoint we don't get to hear anything about the post Rashomon period so films such as Seven Samurai and Ikiru are completely missing which was a pity Nevertheless it's still a fascinating moving and wonderfully written book from one of the world's greatest ever film makers 455

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Ovels to detective fiction VarietyFor the lover of Kurosawa's moviesthis is nothing short of must readinga fitting companion piece to his many dynamic and absorbing screen entertainments Washington Post Book World. This is not a book you can review this is a book you sit down and discuss with people

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Gama no abura review Ë 3 Ï A first rate book and a joy to readIt's doubtful that a complete understanding of the director's artistry can be obtained without reading this bookAlso 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 dRosawa 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 n. “I am a maker of films; films are my true medium I think that to learn what became of me after Rashōmon the most reasonable procedure would be to look for me in the characters in the films I made after Rashōmon Although human beings are incapable of talking about themselves with total honesty it is much harder to avoid the truth while pretending to be other people They often reveal much about themselves in a very straightforward way I am certain that I did There is nothing that says about its creator than the work itself” Kurosawa made a fair point although I still wish this book would have covered his life and work after 1950 After all it was written in 1981 and not discussing 31 years of your life isn’t exactly an insignificant omission That said the book was informative candid and uite personal—all in all an engaging fascinating read Kurosawa was a rather extraordinary human being even above and beyond his filmmaking and it was a pleasure to get to know him a little betterBest most authoritative and certainly coolest review of this book read with Period Edo 71320