All The Emperor's Men: Kurosawa's Pearl Harbor by Hiroshi Tasogawa

By Hiroshi Tasogawa

(Applause Books). whilst twentieth Century Fox deliberate its blockbuster portrayal of Japan's assault on Pearl Harbor, it appeared to Akira Kurosawa a guy whose mastery of the cinema resulted in his nickname "the Emperor" to direct the japanese sequences. but an issue of 3 weeks after he all started taking pictures the movie in December 1968, Kurosawa used to be summarily brushed off and expelled from the studio. The tabloids trumpeted scandal: Kurosawa had himself long gone mad; his affiliates had betrayed him; Hollywood used to be engaged in a conspiracy. Now, for the 1st time, the reality at the back of the downfall and humiliation of 1 of cinema's maximum perfectionists is published in the entire Emperor's males . Journalist Hiroshi Tasogawa probes the main delicate questions about Kurosawa's thwarted ambition and the demons that drove him. His is a story of a superb conflict of personalities, of ameliorations within the methods of constructing videos, and eventually of a conflict among jap and American cultures.

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