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Richie, Donald 1924-2013

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The films of Akira Kurosawa by Donald Richie( Book )

84 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film scholars and enthusiasts will welcome this new edition of Donald Richie's incomparable study, last updated in 1984. The Method section, filmography, and bibliography contain new information, and Richie has added chapters on Ran, Dreams, Rhapsody in August, and Madadayo. Kurosawa's films display an extraordinary breadth and an astonishing strength, from the philosophic and sexual complexity of Rashomon to the moral dedication of Ikiru, from the naked violence of Seven Samurai to the savage comedy of Yojimbo, from the terror-filled feudalism of Throne of Blood to the piercing wit of Sanjuro. Running through all Kurosawa's work is a tough, humane, and profoundly ethical concern for the painful, beautiful, frequently ridiculous ambiguities of human life. Donald Richie's acclaimed study is as much a clear and winning introduction for those unfamiliar with Kurosawa's films as it is a bountiful critical appraisal for the initiate. Each film receives thorough sensitive examination, with many illustrations chosen by the author to underscore his analysis. Excerpts from the scripts, notes on camera usage and sound, reconstructions of outstanding moments - all these contribute insights into the director's powerful technique. In addition, Richie includes many quotes from his conversations with Kurosawa, allowing ideas and biographical information to emerge in the filmmaker's own words
The Japanese film : art and industry by Joseph L Anderson( Book )

50 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lateral view : essays on culture and style in contemporary Japan by Donald Richie( )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This masterfully written collection of short essays by the acknowledged Western expert on Japanese culture and film spans thirty years and ranges broadly over subjects as diverse as the Noh theater, fashion, television, Tokyo Disneyland, language, the kiss, and, of course, film. Richie's twenty-eight essays present cross-sections of Japan's enormous creative accomplishments during the nation's rise to economic and cultural power
A tractate on Japanese aesthetics by Donald Richie( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This little book is a tractate - a treatise - on beauty in Japanese art, written in the manner of a zuihistsu, a free-ranging assortment of ideas that "follow the brush" wherever it leads. Donald Richie looks at how perceptual values in Japan were drawn from raw nature and then modified by elegant expressions of class and taste. He explains aesthetic concepts like wabi, sabi, aware, and yugen, and explores their relevance in art, culture, and society today."--book jacket
A hundred years of Japanese film : a concise history, with a selective guide to videos and DVDs by Donald Richie( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Richie is one of the foremost authorities on Japanese cinema, and has produced several classic works, including books on the world- renowned directors Kurosawa and Ozu. Richie here offers a highly readable insider's look at the achievements of Japanese filmmakers
Introducing Japan by Donald Richie( Book )

62 editions published between 1922 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the metropolitan bustle of busy, modern Tokyo to the serenity of classical Kyoto, from the northern frontier land of snowy Kokkaido to distinctly colorful Kyushu and Okinaawa in the southwest, Japan is a country of striking contrasts and frequent contradictions - geisha and baseball, the Kabuki theater and oil refinaries, skyscrapers of steel and glass, landscape gardens of sand and rock. The blend of the ancient and the contemporary is unique and fascinating. Here is one volume are all the beauty and vitality of a nation whose recorded history reaches back nearly two thousand years, a nation that has progressed in little more than a century from self-imposed isolation to a place of prominence among the nations of the world. Facts - historical, geographic, cultural and economic - are wedded in a definitive combination to extraordinary pictures by some of Japan's leading photographers. Edwin O. Reischauer contributes an informative foreword and Donald Richie has written the incisive text and captions. For the general reader, for those who have visited these islands and for those who are unfamiliar with them, this is a superbly well-rounded introduction
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film examines the struggles of a minor Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for meaning. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers the bureaucrats quest in the present and then through a series of flashbacks
The Inland Sea by Donald Richie( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic travel journal, a quest for personal discovery and the ancient beauties and dying values of modern Japan
Ozu by Donald Richie( Book )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yasujiro Ozu, the man whom his kinsmen consider the most Japanese for all film directors, had but one major subject, the Japanese family, and but one major theme, its dissolution. The Japanese family in dissolution figures in every one of his fifty-three films. In his later pictures, the whole world exists in one family, the characters are family members rather than members of a society, and the ends of the earth seem no more distant than the outside of the house
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly."--Container
Japanese cinema : film style and national character by Donald Richie( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Peter Neil Issacs collection
Focus on Rashomon by Donald Richie( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Film Focus series is a collection of reviews, essays, and commentaries on the Japanese film Rashomon. The plot consists of an attack, a rape, and a robbery, all of which probably occurred during the Middle Ages. Each character relates his own version of what happened, or might have happened, revealing the outward and inner driving forces, frailties, and emotions controlling man's existence. There are chapters by many well-known authors, such as Bosley Crowther, Richard Griffith, and Tadao Sato, who express their views and interpretations of the intent and effect of the film. Added features are a selected bibliography, an interview with the director Akira Kurosawa, a filmography of his works, a synopsis of the plot, a content outline, cast of characters, an extract from the script, and stills from the movie. (Gr)
Japanese stone gardens : origins, meaning, form by Stephen Mansfield( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese Stone Gardens provides a comprehensive introduction to the powerful mystique and dynamism of the Japanese stone garden--from their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by Zen monks and priests to create settings conducive to contemplation and finally to their contemporary uses and meaning. With insightful text and abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them
Japanese cinema : an introduction by Donald Richie( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masters' book of ikebana : background and principles of Japanese flower arrangement by Donald Richie( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
The Scarlet gang of Asakusa by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the only work not currently available in English by a Nobel-Prize winning author and the best known Japanese writer outside of Japan
Rashomon : Akira Kurosawa, director by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rashomon" is one of the greatest of Japanese director Akira Kurasowa's films and the winner of the Academy Award for best foreign picture in 1952. It features Toshiru Mifune, the best-known Japanese actor in the West, as "the bandit", an accused rapist and murderer. This volume brings together the full continuity script of "Rashomon", an essay by Donald Richie on "Rashomon", the Akutagawa Stories upon which the film is based, critical reviews and commentaries on the film and a filmography
The Japanese movie by Donald Richie( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobi by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close World War II and finds harmony through song. A corporal, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white, Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp is an eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death and remains one of Japanese cinema's most overwhelming antiwar statements, both tender and brutal in its grappling with Japan's wartime legacy."
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A tractate on Japanese aesthetics
The Japanese film : art and industryA lateral view : essays on culture and style in contemporary JapanA tractate on Japanese aestheticsA hundred years of Japanese film : a concise history, with a selective guide to videos and DVDsIntroducing JapanIkiru = To liveThe Inland SeaOzu
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Donald Richie 1924-2013

Donald Richie Amerikaans officier (1924-2013)

Donald Richie écrivain américain

Donald Richie escriptor estatunidenc

Donald Richie escritor estadounidense

Donald Richie scriitor american

Donald Richie US-amerikanischer-japanischer Schriftsteller, Journalist und Kritiker

Donarudo Richī 1924-2013

Jui-chʿi, Tʿang-na

Jui-chʻi, Tʻang-na 1924-

Jui-chʻi, Tʻang-na 1924-2013

Richī, Donarudo 1924-

Richī, Donarudo 1924-2013

Richie, Donald 1924-

Richie Donald 1924-2013

Richie, Donald S. 1924-2013

Richie, Donald Steiner 1924-2013

Ruiqi, Tangna 1924-2013

Tʻang-na, Jui-chʻi 1924-

Tʻang-na, Jui-chʻi 1924-2013

Ричи, Дональд

Ричи, Дональд (журналист)

דונלד ריצ'י

דונלד ריצ'י סופר אמריקאי

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리치, 도날드 1924-2013

리치, 도널드 1924-2013


ドナルド・リチー 1924-2013

リチー, ドナルド

リチー・ドナルド 1924-2013


リチードナルド 1924-

リチードナルド 1924-2013



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