Akira Kurosawa info » All Posts http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/rss/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:11:45 +0000 http://bbpress.org/?v=2.5.14-6684 en-US http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10571 <![CDATA[Reply To: Article/information on Those Who Make Tomorrow]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10571 Wed, 16 May 2018 03:08:08 +0000 Patrick Galvan Thank you for reading and thank you for the kind words, Ugetsu!

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10570 <![CDATA[Reply To: Article/information on Those Who Make Tomorrow]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10570 Tue, 15 May 2018 21:18:07 +0000 Ugetsu Fascinating blog, Patrick, I’ve really enjoyed browsing through. Your interview with Galbraith is great.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/interview-with-kurosawa-biographer-stuart-galbraith-iv/#post-10569 <![CDATA[Reply To: Interview with Kurosawa biographer Stuart Galbraith IV]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/interview-with-kurosawa-biographer-stuart-galbraith-iv/#post-10569 Tue, 15 May 2018 19:07:42 +0000 Patrick Galvan Thanks for reading!

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10568 <![CDATA[Reply To: Article/information on Those Who Make Tomorrow]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10568 Tue, 15 May 2018 19:07:11 +0000 Patrick Galvan Thanks for reading! Yeah, the occupation was a big, convoluted mess full of self-contradictions and rapidly changing agendas.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/interview-with-kurosawa-biographer-stuart-galbraith-iv/#post-10567 <![CDATA[Reply To: Interview with Kurosawa biographer Stuart Galbraith IV]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/interview-with-kurosawa-biographer-stuart-galbraith-iv/#post-10567 Sat, 12 May 2018 15:39:30 +0000 Longstone very interesting read , thanks for sharing

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10566 <![CDATA[Reply To: Article/information on Those Who Make Tomorrow]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10566 Mon, 07 May 2018 16:26:14 +0000 chomei Great article, thanks for sharing. Fascinating that in order to promote freedom of speech and expression the US imposed total media censorship.

Who said, “consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds?”

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/interview-with-kurosawa-biographer-stuart-galbraith-iv/#post-10560 <![CDATA[Interview with Kurosawa biographer Stuart Galbraith IV]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/interview-with-kurosawa-biographer-stuart-galbraith-iv/#post-10560 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:30:31 +0000 Patrick Galvan I recently interviewed Stuart Galbraith IV, who wrote “The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune.” It’s a comprehensive interview which encompasses Galbraith’s expertise in many areas of Japanese film, but a whole section is devoted to Kurosawa and Mifune. Hope you find it interesting.

https://www.tohokingdom.com/interviews/stuart_galbraith_iv_2018.html

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10559 <![CDATA[Article/information on Those Who Make Tomorrow]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/article-information-on-those-who-make-tomorrow/#post-10559 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:26:37 +0000 Patrick Galvan I think this’ll be of interest to users on this site. As many know, Kurosawa participated in a 1946 Toho film called “Those Who Make Tomorrow,” which he co-directed with two other people. This film is incredibly obscure and doesn’t appear to be available on any home media platform. But there is some great information out there from sources such as Donald Richie, Stuart Galbraith IV, and Kyoko Hirano, which is compiled into this article here. Details on the film’s story, why it was made, and the greater context surrounding it.

https://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/2018-04-24_kurosawas_missing_film_those_make_tomorrow.html

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/the-third-murder-sandome-no-satsujin/#post-10539 <![CDATA[Reply To: The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin)]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/the-third-murder-sandome-no-satsujin/#post-10539 Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:28:38 +0000 Ugetsu Longstone, I haven’t seen After the Storm. Its quite frustrating really trying to catch his films and other work as they seem to wander around the circuit for many months or even years before getting shown in the cinema here where I am in Ireland. The Third Murder was I think released in the UK 6 months ago. Typically, its on two runs now – one short run in a cinema, and a ‘tour’ with the annual Japanese Film Festival here.

I didn’t know how big a star Abe was when I first watched Still Walking, it was later that some Japanese friends told me. But even then I found it a bit jarring watching it, I kept wondering what it was about him that would make his parents so disdainful of him. I thought that the part required an actor less physically striking. That said, he is an excellent actor and very good at comedy too.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/the-third-murder-sandome-no-satsujin/#post-10538 <![CDATA[Reply To: The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin)]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/the-third-murder-sandome-no-satsujin/#post-10538 Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:23:49 +0000 Longstone Interesting point about Hiroshi Abe, when I first saw “Still Walking” which I also loved and really do think is an excellent film I didn’t know he was such a big star or much about him at all.
Possibly after seeing the film I investigated the various actors careers. I was aware of YOU as she had been in ” Nobody Knows” and I thought she was quite unique with a different sounding voice so wondered why she was cast, thus then also finding out she was a big name.
I think I got used to Abe by watching all 10 episodes of Kore-eda’s TV mini series ” Going My Home” where I’m guessing he’s playing a character more like he would be known for in Japan?

Ugetsu , have you seen ” After the Storm ” ? I thought Abe was really good in that, presumably playing the type of character he isn’t known for ? I wondered how much of the Mother, Son relationship between Kiki Kirin and Abe are autobiographical for Kore-eda and therefore if choosing Abe was in any way related to how he wanted to portray a reflection of himself . Apparently in ” Still Walking” he was using recipes that his mother cooked and in ” After the Storm ” he used the apartment complex where he had lived with his family as a location.
The early films have all been remastered for Blu-ray in Japan with English subtitles and are due for release over the summer. So maybe Arrow or another UK or US label will license them. It’s probably too much to ask for any of his documentaries to be made available in English friendly form though recently a couple have popped up on YouTube.

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