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March 17, 2009

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brunoken

interesting. i was just looking up clips of Sanshiro Sugata on YouTube the other day (i was looking for a japanese judo film from the mid 1970's about the "founder of judo" which i saw in Manhattan as a little kid, but could not find it; i thought it might be Sanshiro Sugata, but probably not).

i don't know, man. i don't get Kurosawa. i am probably just too ignorant, but i don't see why Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Ran, etc. are considered so brilliant. probably needs an education.

MC

Ken you really need to re-watch those films on Criterion DVD series, which usually provide commentary by film critics who explain how his camera compositions were so ahead of his time and influenced later film makers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Francis ford Coppola,etc..

Furthermore, a lot of his older films are morality tales about how we should live our lives in service to humanity, in the vein of "we are all connected" / "no man is an island" philosophy of life. I think there's a lot to admire in his body of work.

Debojit Banerji

Dear Sir,

Where and how I can find the book Waiting on the weather by Teruyo Nogami

Debojit Banerji
M-9674050212
Kolkata, India

Patrick

Amazon has links to used booksellers that carry the title: https://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Weather-Making-Movies-Kurosawa/dp/1933330090/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535548145&sr=8-1&keywords=Waiting+on+the+weather

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