Waiting on the Weather: Making Movies with Akira Kurosawa

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Stone Bridge Press, Inc., Sep 1, 2006 - Performing Arts - 296 pages
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A revealing memoir about the director and his films, by his first assistant for fifty years.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Donald Richie
7
Mansaku Itami My First Mentor
16
Images 30 The Life oja Hani 34
34
At the Daiei Kyoto Studios
44
Rashomon
63
Toho Paradise
99
Remembering Dersu Uzala
127
Kurosawa and Music
183
Sentimental Recollections
210
Observing the Kurosawa Group
244
Akira Kurosawa and World Filmmakers
277
Afterword
288
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B. 1927 in Tokyo. She joined Daiei Films in 1949 and since 1950 served as Kurosawa's assistant on every film he made until his death. She now writes about films for magazines and works to spread and protect Kurosawa's legacy. Donald Richie has been writing about Japan for over 50 years from his base in Tokyo and is the author of over 40 books and hundreds of essays and reviews. He is widely admired for his incisive film studies on Ozu and Kurosawa, and for his stylish and incisive observations on Japanese culture.

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