Kurosawa/Mifune Partnership Latest Criterion Focus Subject

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  1. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    If you are not already aware Criterion has, as a subject of their latest series of ‘Focus’ articles, the Akira Kurosawa, Toshiô Mifune partnership. There are five articles, including one by Kurosawa scholar, Donald Richie.

    If you don’t already have the Criterion home page book marked,
    this link will take you directly to the series of articles.
     
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    Thanks for the link Lew.

    Man, I didn't realize that these two masters made 16 movies together! [​IMG]
     
  3. oscar_merkx

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    I saw the same links over at the Criterion site, fantastic articles indeed. That is indeed a great partnership of 16 films, yet they did not speak to each other over 20 years ?

    Anybody know why ?

    Mifune is also brilliant in Shogun
     
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    Stuart Galbraith (author of Emperor and the Wolf) tries to explain a bit in his piece, but I still find it unsatisfactory. I too would like a more complete picture of their breakup after the moving Red Beard.
     
  5. Lew Crippen

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    Read em all. And it's becoming less and less likely I'll be buying Emperor and the Wolf, seeing as how everybody is disappointed with the fact that Kurosawa and Mifune's broken relationship haven't been brought to light.
     
  7. Lew Crippen

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    But get Richie’s book, Dome. It’s the standard and is a must (imo) for anyone interested in Kurosawa’s films.
     
  8. Lew Crippen

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    One more thing: Galbraith is pretty good in his film discussion and analysis. But begin with Richie.
     

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