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All the emperor's men : Kurosawa's Pearl Harbor

Author: Hiroshi Tasogawa
Publisher: Montclair, N.J. : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When 20th Century Fox planned its blockbuster portrayal of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, it looked to Akira Kurosawa -- a man whose mastery of the cinema led to his nickname "the Emperor"--To direct the Japanese sequences. Yet a matter of three weeks after he began shooting the film in December 1968, Kurosawa was summarily dismissed and expelled from the studio. The tabloids trumpeted scandal: Kurosawa had  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Akira Kurosawa; Akira Kurosawa
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hiroshi Tasogawa
ISBN: 9781557838506 155783850X
OCLC Number: 781680081
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Elmo Williams --
Introduction / Peter Cowie --
Prologue --
--
Extraordinary men --
Wheel of fortune --
Kurosawa's magic --
Eyes from heaven --
Into the den of tigers --
Starting over --
Phantom fleet --
Countdown to the fall --
Sound and fury --
World on his shoulders --
Was he mad? --
Crooks and contracts --
In the shadow of a tiger --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Hiroshi Tasogawa.

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"When 20th Century Fox planned its blockbuster portrayal of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, it looked to Akira Kurosawa -- a man whose mastery of the cinema led to his nickname "the Emperor"--To direct the Japanese sequences. Yet a matter of three weeks after he began shooting the film in December 1968, Kurosawa was summarily dismissed and expelled from the studio. The tabloids trumpeted scandal: Kurosawa had himself gone mad; his associates had betrayed him; Hollywood was engaged in a conspiracy. Now, for the first time, the truth behind the downfall and humiliation of one of cinema's greatest perfectionists is revealed in All the Emperor's Men. Journalist Hiroshi Tasogawa probes the most sensitive questions about Kurosawa's thwarted ambition and the demons that drove him. His is a tale of a great clash of personalities, of differences in the ways of making movies, and ultimately of a clash between Japanese and American cultures."--Page [2] of jacket.

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