Kon Ichikawa

Prominent scholars discuss the films of acclaimed Japanese director Kon Ichikawa.Kon Ichikawa b 1915 has long been inter nationally acknowledged as one of the most accomplished and prolific masters of Japanese cinema, in the exalted company of Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Yasujiro Ozu Celebrated for his many adaptations of famous Japanese novels, such as FiresProminent scholars discuss the films of acclaimed Japanese director Kon Ichikawa.Kon Ichikawa b 1915 has long been inter nationally acknowledged as one of the most accomplished and prolific masters of Japanese cinema, in the exalted company of Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Yasujiro Ozu Celebrated for his many adaptations of famous Japanese novels, such as Fires on the Plain, Harp of Burma, Kagi, Conflagration, and The Makioka Sisters, Ichikawa is an artist with an astounding command of many genres, forms, and tones, from ferociously humanist war films to sophisticated social satires, formalist documentaries the acclaimed Tokyo Olympiad , to extravagant period pieces An Actor s Revenge.Contributors include David Desser, Linda Erlich, Aaron Gerow, Keiko McDonald, Tony Rayns, Donald Richie, Catherine Russell, Tadao Sato, Max Tessier, and Dennis Washburn A new career retrospective interview with critic Mark Schilling is one of several illuminating discussions with the director in this volume Appraisals of Ichikawa by novelist Yukio Mishima, director Yasuzo Masumura, and critic Pauline Kael round out the portrait of a director prized for his elegant compositional style, venomous wit, and unerring humanism.Cinematheque Ontario Monographs a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group
Kon Ichikawa Prominent scholars discuss the films of acclaimed Japanese director Kon Ichikawa Kon Ichikawa b has long been inter nationally acknowledged as one of the most accomplished and prolific masters of

  • Title: Kon Ichikawa
  • Author: James Quandt Aaron Gerow
  • ISBN: 9780968296936
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Japanese director Kon Ichikawa has certainly made some interesting and visually stunning films, so I read Cinematheque Ontario's collection of essays by about Ichikawa, Kon Ichikawa (2001). The first essay is appreciation of the director by Yukio Mishima, "Kon Ichikawa," who adapted his novel, Temple of the Golden Pavilion-Conflagration from which the cover still of the book was taken. This, in turn, is followed by Ichikawa in his own words a self-interview by Ichikawa and then an interview with [...]

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