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Akira Kurosawa (1910–1998)

Autor(a) de Something Like an Autobiography

74+ Works 3,288 Membros 34 Reviews

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Kurosawa generally is recognized as the best of the modern Japanese filmmakers. He was the first Japanese director to gain international recognition, partly because his storytelling technique is not culture-bound. Rashomon (1950), a story of rape and terror that is told from several different mostrar mais viewpoints, received first prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1951; the film's title has become synonymous with the concept of subjective truth expressed in widely varying versions of the same story. The Seven Samurai (1954), a humanistic tale of samurai risking their lives to defend a poor village, is another Kurosawa classic. Kurosawa has always been attracted to Western literature, and two of his most notable films are based on Shakespeare's plays: Throne of Blood (1957), a retelling of Macbeth, and Ran (1985), a masterly reinterpretation of King Lear. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai [1954 film] (1954) — Diretor — 372 cópias
Tora! Tora! Tora! [1970 film] (1970) — Diretor — 248 cópias
Rashomon [1950 film] (1950) — Diretor — 236 cópias
Ran [1985 film] (1985) — Director/Screenwriter — 197 cópias
Yojimbo [1961 film] (1961) — Director/Screenwriter — 152 cópias
Throne of Blood [1957 film] (1957) — Diretor — 141 cópias
The Hidden Fortress [1958 film] (1958) — Diretor — 135 cópias
Ikiru [1952 film] (1952) — Diretor — 133 cópias
Kagemusha [1980 film] (1980) — Diretor; Artista da capa, algumas edições124 cópias
Last Man Standing [1996 film] (1996) — Story — 105 cópias
Sanjuro [1962 film] (1962) — Director/Screenwriter — 100 cópias
Dreams [1990 film] (1990) — Director; Artista da capa, algumas edições76 cópias
High and Low [1963 film] (1998) 74 cópias
The Bad Sleep Well [1960 film] (1960) — Diretor — 50 cópias
Yojimbo | Sanjuro (1961) — Diretor — 44 cópias
Stray Dog [1949 film] (1949) — Diretor — 44 cópias
Red Beard [1965 film] (1965) — Diretor — 38 cópias
Dersu Uzala [1975 film] (2002) — Director/Screenwriter — 35 cópias
Drunken Angel [1948 film] (1948) — Diretor — 29 cópias
Akira Kurosawa: Interviews (2007) 26 cópias
Dodes'kaden [1970 film] (1970) 19 cópias
The Lower Depths [1957 film] (2015) — Diretor — 18 cópias
I Live in Fear [1955 film] (2000) 14 cópias
The Idiot [1951 film] (1951) — Diretor; Screenwriter; Editor — 10 cópias
Scandal [1950 film] (1950) — Diretor — 10 cópias
Ikiru (Modern Film Scripts) (1968) 10 cópias
Madadayo (2001) 9 cópias
Criterion 101 — Diretor — 9 cópias
Hakuchi The idiot (2007) 6 cópias
The Quiet Duel [1949 film] (2006) — Diretor — 5 cópias
After the Rain [1999 film] — Screenwriter — 4 cópias
Conversaciones (2014) 3 cópias
蛤蟆的油 (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Drawings 1 exemplar(es)
Films of Akira Kurosawa 1 exemplar(es)
Traume 1 exemplar(es)
Kagemusha : the hidden fortress (1993) 1 exemplar(es)

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“Rashomon” by Akira Kurosawa, alike “Così è (se vi pare)¨ and ¨Six Characters In Search of an Author¨ by Luigi Pirandello masterfully tell us about the multiple essence of truth. Rashomon explores the unreliability of narrative perspective and the mutable nature of truth. Through the theoretical framework of Einstein's theory of relativity, the dynamics of the film take on new strange dimensions. By viewing the events through a relativistic lens, causality and chronology buckle in fascinating ways. What was witnessed as sequential becomes concurrent; perspectives once opposing align in strange superpositions. The implications are profound - both unsettling conventional logic and opening insights into the fluid nature of reality itself. It offers not easy answers, but new ways of seeing beyond what was before.… (mais)
 
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jgcorrea | outras 2 resenhas | Apr 14, 2024 |
Who's a fictional military leader I'd follow into combat? Kambei Shinada (Takashi Shimura) from Kurosawa's 7 Samurai, of course. The old-school, old-gangsta bad-ass middle-aged man 💪
 
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Hideo Oguni Screenwriter
Ryūzō Kikushima Screenwriter, Story
Masato Ide Screenwriter, Actor
Larry Forrester Screenwriter
Toshio Masuda Director
Lloyd Ahern Cinematographer
Ishirô Honda Director
Maxim Gorky Original play
John Sturges Director
Blake Edwards Director
Terence Young Director
Audie Bock Translator
Akira Terao Acteur, Actor
Masaru Satō Composer
Masato Hara Producer
William Shakespeare Original play
Eijiro Hisaita Screenplay
Takashi Koide Producer
Toshio Ubukata Cinematographer
Fyodor Dostoevsky Original book
Nagisa Ōshima Interviewer
Donald Richie Introduction

Estatísticas

Obras
74
Also by
6
Membros
3,288
Popularidade
#7,782
Avaliação
½ 4.3
Resenhas
34
ISBNs
198
Idiomas
12

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