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    Lewis Saul

    On April 29th, I began putting together a post for this forum — primarily based upon those little tidbits of source material which most tickled my Kurosawa bones …

    Early in the morning of April 30th, I received the good news that I have received a “spec/commission” [that means I’m getting paid a little upfront, and the rest upon receipt of the work] from a very famous classical musical group, which I cannot name at this time (I will when I am allowed).

    All my Kurosawa books went to the back of my studio, while my manuscript paper sketches got piled on the desk.

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    I would like to share the very first little tidbit that I got a kick out of from Galbraith:

    The quote which captions Chapter Eight of Galbraith’s masterpiece (entitled “Gate to the World”) is certainly worth sharing here. I never saw the episode, but I think it’s wonderful:

    “MARGE SIMPSON (Trying to get her husband to see a subtitled film): C’mon, Homer, you liked Rashomon . . .

    HOMER SIMPSON: That’s not the way I remember it!” [SG, p. 127].

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    I have enjoyed reading everything and do hope to rejoin and contribute when I am able.

    Lewis Saul

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    Vili Maunula

    Congratulations about the commission, Lewis! We will be looking forward to your contributions when you find the time.

    I actually saw the Simpsons episode not too long ago. It’s in the season 10 finale Thirty Minutes over Tokyo.

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    Jeremy

    Congratulations Lewis.

    That Simpson quote is funny, but Marge wasnt trying to get him to watch a subtitled movie.

    Homer wanted to go vacation Brazil, but the situation made Japan the only option.

    (to roughly but I think accurately quote)

    Homer: Ahh, not Japan.

    Marge: C’mon, Homer Japan will be fun…you liked Rashomon.

    Homer: That’s not how I remember it. ­čść

    Then the even funnier part–

    Homer: Besides, if we wanted to see Japanese people we could have gone to the zoo.

    Marge: Homer!!!

    Homer: What? The guy who washes the elephants is Japanese. His name is Takoshi. He’s in my book club.

    ^ in which that part I nearly died laughing.

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