07 May 2009

Donald Richie Speaks

Writer, scholar, critic, and expert on all things Japanese, Donald Richie is often the first place to go to when Western people want to understand more about Japan. For me, his book A Hundred Years of Japanese Film is a constant reference point for understanding Japanese films. His book on the films of Akira Kurosawa also helped me to gain deeper insight into my favorite director's works. Here is a video of a public conversation he had recently at Berkley, discussing his relationship with Japan and Japanese film (at 85, wow). Hit the 23 min. mark for some words on Kurosawa. Enjoy.

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