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Donald Richie: Throne of Blood and the Films of Akira Kurosawa

THRONE OF BLOOD THE CRITERION COLLECTION DVD/VHS, 109 MINUTES, 1957 Many Western educators would have a more difficult time deciphering much of twentieth-century Japanese film without the aid of author and critic Donald Richie. Author of more than forty books, including dozens on film, Richie’s rewarding relationship with Japan has lasted nearly sixty years. His writing is a Rosetta stone for those who may be mystified by elements of Japanese film and its most famous director, Akira Kurosaw...