Died Today (September 6th): Akira Kurosawa (1910–1998)

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akirakurosawa.jpgAkira Kurosawa (1910–1998)

Born: March 23, 1910 in Tokyo, Japan
Died: September 6, 1998 (age 88) in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

Married tO:
Yôko Yaguchi (21 May 1945 – 1 February 1985) (her death) (2 children)

With a good script, a good director can produce a masterpiece. With the same script, a mediocre director can produce a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film. For truly cinematic expression, the camera and the microphone must be able to cross both fire and water. The script must be something that has the power to do this.

SUGATA SANSHIROSugata Sanshiro
1943
dir. Kurosawa
Cast
Denjirô Ôkôchi
Susumu Fujita
STRAY DOGStray Dog
1949
dir. Kurosawa
starring
Toshirô Mifune
Takashi Shimura
RASHOMONRashomon
1950
dir. Akira Kurosawa
Starring
Toshirô Mifune
Machiko Kyô
IKIRUIKiru
1952
dir. Kurosawa
Starring
Takashi Shimura
Shinichi Himori
SEVEN SAMURAISeven Samurai
1954
dir. Akira Kurosawa
Starring
Takashi…

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