• [Akira Kurosawa: A Life In Film: With Film Posters From The Martin Bridgewater Collection (Hardcover) (Product Image)]
  • Currently Unavailable Akira Kurosawa: A Life In Film: With Film Posters From The Martin Bridgewater Collection (Hardcover)
    Authors: Leslie Megahey, and Martin Bridgewater
    Published by: Sylph Editions
    £62.00 RRP £65.00
    • Currently Unavailable
      Submit your email to be notified of changes.

Description

Akira Kurosawa (1910-1988) is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, having directed thirty films in a career spanning fifty-seven years. Akira Kurosawa: A Life in Film reappraises his creative work through the prism of his film posters.

Through this brilliantly simple approach, Leslie Megahey, Martin Bridgewater, and Bruce Marchant have selected and reproduced ninety film posters from the Martin Bridgewater collection that-besides being beautiful in their own right-offer a fascinating level of interpretation on Kurosawa’s films.

In addition, Megahey, who interviewed Kurosawa for the BBC documentary, contributes twelve chapters that explore key aspects of his life and films.

Megahey looks at issues such as artistic freedom in occupied Japan after World War II; the impact of world fame on Kurosawa’s work; his major collaborators and actors; his middle years and personal problems of the era; and, finally, his greatest achievements.

Beautifully produced, with full-colour posters and ephemera from Japan, the Americas, Western and Eastern Europe, this book offers a spectacular vision of Kurosawa’s films and a long-awaited reappraisal of his enduring work.

Specifications

Authors
Genres
Publisher
Type
Binding
Hardback
Cat. No.
4402893
EAN
9781909631311
ISBN
9781909631311