Something Like an Autobiography
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."
"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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I'm not a huge film buff, but I do like "The Seven Samurai" and I know the influence this man had on George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. This autobiography does not extend beyond the release of ... Read full review
This to me is the best book ever written about movie making. And that comes as no surprise considering it's from Kurosawa.