Each month, Jan, one of our intrepid booksellers, picks a different topic and tells us about her must-read books in that genre. This month she’s vloggin’ about two profound and influential books from Japanese authors!
Books Discussed In This Blog:
“SOMETHING LIKE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY in Kurosawa’s own words, details his personal and professional life from his childhood until his global success in 1950 with Rashomon. It outlines his experience in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, his idolization of his older brother–and the tragedy of that brother’s suicide, his dreams of becoming a painter–and giving up on those dreams because materials were too expensive, his apprenticeship as assistant director, then career as director at Toho Studios, his experience as a home-bound Japanese citizen during the war… What we get is the closest to Kurosawa’s truth that we will ever get outside of his…
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