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Books on Kurosawa and his movies?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Voon Jiet, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. Voon Jiet

    Voon Jiet Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering if anyone here know of any good books on Akira Kurosawa. I will be doing an essay (for my Japanese History class) on the Japanese filmaker and will need a few recommendations on any books out there that give a good and accurate account of the man and his movies.
    Much appreciated.
     
  2. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

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    There are a number of books on Kurosawa, if you do a search on Amazon.
    I own The Films of Akira Kurosawa which I think is pretty good and is probably something that could help you.
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  3. Kevin Leonard

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    Along with Graeme's suggestion, you should also pick up Kurosawa's book Something Like An Autobiography. That book is full of great anecdotes and how-we-did-this info along with the standard "tell us your life" story. Between those two books, you'll learn all you need to know on Kurosawa.
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  4. Voon Jiet

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    Thanks a lot guys!
    I will probably pick up at least one of these books.
    Thanks again [​IMG]
     

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