In the past couple of days there have been a few smaller Kurosawa related news bits that I have decided to put together into one news post. So, here we go.
1. Nogami and Nakadai in the US
The Stone Bridge Blog reports that Teruyo Nogami and Tatsuya Nakadai will be appearing in the US (east coast) at “numerous film screenings” and the following in-person events:
June 21: Tatsuya Nakadai and Teruyo Nogami at Kinokuniya Bookstore, Bryant Park, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 3 p.m. in the 2F Event Space
June 22: Yojimbo screening with Nakadai and Nogami, Freer Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) and I Am a Cat at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
June 25: 50 Years with Akira Kurosawa: An Evening with Teruyo Nogami, Japan Society, New York, NY
This is apparently connected to a Tatsuya Nakadai retrospective held in New York.
Nogami’s Waiting on the Weather: Making Movies with Akira Kurosawa, of course, was published in English in 2006.
2. A Last Princess article
There is an article on The Last Princess over at the FCCJ, which you may find worth a read.
3. ‘Kung Fu Panda’ based on Kurosawa
Well, if not based on Kurosawa, what the directors say in this interview is that the concept behind the new DreamWorks animated film Kung Fu Panda is “What if Akira Kurosawa shot a Jerry Lewis movie?”
Indeed, what if?