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Donald Richie (1924–2013)

Autor(a) de The Films of Akira Kurosawa

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About the Author

Donald Richie was born, in Lima, Ohio on April 17, 1924. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Maritime Service as a civilian typist. He explored Tokyo on foot and began to attend the movies, which he wrote about for Stars and Stripes and later for the Japan Times. He received a bachelor's mostrar mais degree in English from Columbia University in 1953 and then returned to Japan. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was a film curator at New York's Museum of Modern Art, but by 1973 he returned to live permanently in Japan. He wrote more than 50 books about all aspects of Japan including film, food, social customs, fables, gardens, temples, folk art, music, pop culture, tattoos and sexual mores. His works include The Inland Sea, Memoirs of the Warrior Kumagai, The Films of Akira Kurosawa, and Zen Inklings. He died on February 19, 2013 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Donald Richie

The Films of Akira Kurosawa (1965) 317 cópias
The Inland Sea (1971) 202 cópias
Ozu: His Life and Films (1974) 101 cópias
Introducing Japan (1962) 97 cópias
Tokyo : A View of the City (1999) 33 cópias
Introducing Tokyo (1987) 31 cópias
The Temples of Kyoto (1995) 29 cópias
Japanese Tattoo (1980) 23 cópias
The Honorable Visitors (1994) 17 cópias
Tokyo Megacity (2010) 14 cópias
Japanese Literature Reviewed (2003) 13 cópias
Travels in the East (2007) 13 cópias
Tokyo Nights (1988) 12 cópias
Three Modern Kyogen (1972) 9 cópias
The Japanese Movie (1982) 9 cópias
Partial Views (1995) 7 cópias
The Inland Sea [1991 film] (1991) 6 cópias
Companions of the Holiday (1977) 6 cópias
A View from the Chuo Line (2004) 4 cópias
Six Kabuki Plays (1963) — Tradutor — 3 cópias
Land and People of Japan 1 exemplar(es)
Musical Offering, A 1 exemplar(es)
L'art des fleurs au Japon (1967) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Story of Film: An Odyssey [2011 TV Mini Series] (2011) — Contribuinte — 342 cópias
Japan: True Stories of Life on the Road (1998) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
A Zen Life (2006) — Interviewee — 6 cópias
Paras elokuvakirja (1995) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Conversaciones (2014) — Introdução — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



The expectation is somewhat that you're familiar with non-Japanese filmmakers because there are a number of references to them without explanation. Not being familiar with many non-Japanese filmmakers in the past 100 years, I found this annoying. Additionally the author focusing at all on the emotional impact of a film (pretty subjective) was not at all useful. And the condensed font size of the edition I bought made my eyes hurt for a while.

That said, this book was a pretty useful introduction and an enjoyable read despite the author's subpar writing. I have many films to watch!… (mais)
eatonphil | outras 2 resenhas | May 8, 2022 |
Murtra | Jun 4, 2021 |
Richie claims to have written a zuihitsu; lots of high school students claim to have written haiku, as well, but, you know. They aren't Basho, and Richie is not Chomei. I'm not really the audience for this text, which feels very 'mystical East,' a feeling that is probably more about me than Richie, who obviously knows more about Japan than I will ever know; I'm just very sensitive (i.e., I object) to the idea that there is some impassible barrier between Japanese thinking and everyone else.

Reading Japanese authors on this topic is more enjoyable, and not that hard to do; for those looking for a very easy way in, this is a flawed but approachable book.
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stillatim | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 23, 2020 |

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