Textbooks The Warrior’s Camera Mobi Read Apps Download The Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa, who died at the age of 88, has been internationally acclaimed as a giant of world cinema. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ Rashomon, which won both the Venice Film Festival’s grand prize and an Academy Award for best foreign-language film, helped ignite Western interest in the Japanese cinema. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ Seven Samurai and Yojimbo remain enormously popular both in Japan and abroad. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ In this newly revised and expanded edition of his study of Kurosawa’s films, Stephen Prince provides two new chapters that examine Kurosawa’s remaining films, placing him in the context of cinema history. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ Prince also discusses how Kurosawa furnished a template for some well-known Hollywood directors, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ Providing a new and comprehensive look at this master filmmaker, The Warrior’s Camera probes the complex visual structure of Kurosawa’s work. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ The book shows how Kurosawa attempted to symbolize on film a course of national development for post-war Japan, and it traces the ways that he tied his social visions to a dynamic system of visual and narrative forms. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ The author analyzes Kurosawa’s entire career and places the films in context by drawing on the director’s autobiography–a fascinating work that presents Kurosawa as a Kurosawa character and the story of his life as the kind of spiritual odyssey witnessed so often in his films. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ After examining the development of Kurosawa’s visual style in his early work, The Warrior’s Camera explains how he used this style in subsequent films to forge a politically committed model of filmmaking. Genre List ❿10_Performing Arts❿ It then demonstrates how the collapse of Kurosawa’s efforts to participate as a filmmaker in the tasks of social reconstruction led to the very different cinematic style evident in his most recent films, works of pessimism that view the world as resistant to change.
- Author≣Stephen Prince_Books
- Publisher≣Princeton University Press
- ISBN 10≣9780691010465
- ISBN 13≣0691010463