Something Like An Autobiography by Akira Kurosawa

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Translated by Audie E. Bock.

"A first rate book and a joy to read.... It's doubtful that a complete understanding of the director's artistry can be obtained without reading this book.... Also indispensable for budding directors are the addenda, in which Kurosawa lays out his beliefs on the primacy of a good script, on scriptwriting as an essential tool for directors, on directing actors, on camera placement, and on the value of steeping oneself in literature, from great novels to detective fiction."

"For the lover of Kurosawa's movies...this is nothing short of must reading...a fitting companion piece to his many dynamic and absorbing screen entertainments."
--Washington Post Book World

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Akira Kurosawa

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Writer/director Akira Kurosawa is considered one of history's greatest filmmakers. His films have profoundly affected the style and content of international cinema; in America, for example, his indelible influence can be found in everything from classic Westerns to "Star Wars," When he died in 1998, he had written 62 films (and had directed 32 of these).
Published July 27, 2011 by Vintage. 205 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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