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Richie, Donald 1924-2013

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The films of Akira Kurosawa by Donald Richie( Book )

76 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film scholars and enthusiasts will welcome this new edition of Donald Richie's incomparable study, last updated in 1984. The Method section, filmography, and bibliography contain new information, and Richie has added chapters on Ran, Dreams, Rhapsody in August, and Madadayo. Kurosawa's films display an extraordinary breadth and an astonishing strength, from the philosophic and sexual complexity of Rashomon to the moral dedication of Ikiru, from the naked violence of Seven Samurai to the savage comedy of Yojimbo, from the terror-filled feudalism of Throne of Blood to the piercing wit of Sanjuro. Running through all Kurosawa's work is a tough, humane, and profoundly ethical concern for the painful, beautiful, frequently ridiculous ambiguities of human life. Donald Richie's acclaimed study is as much a clear and winning introduction for those unfamiliar with Kurosawa's films as it is a bountiful critical appraisal for the initiate. Each film receives thorough sensitive examination, with many illustrations chosen by the author to underscore his analysis. Excerpts from the scripts, notes on camera usage and sound, reconstructions of outstanding moments - all these contribute insights into the director's powerful technique. In addition, Richie includes many quotes from his conversations with Kurosawa, allowing ideas and biographical information to emerge in the filmmaker's own words
Japanese cinema : an introduction by Donald Richie( Book )

40 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred years of Japanese film : a concise history, with a selective guide to videos and DVDs by Donald Richie( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Donald Richie offers an insider's look at the achievements of Japanese filmmakers. He begins in the late 1800 when the incipient industry took its inspiration from the traditional stories of Kabuki and Noh theater, and finishes with the latest award-winning dramas showcased at Cannes. In between, Richie explores the roots and uniqueness of Japan's contribution to world cinema, illuminates the careers of Japan's rising stars and celebrated directors, and offers a fascinating view of the strategies and politics of the movie studios themselves. A selective guide in Part Two provides capsule reviews of the major Japanese films available in VHS and DVD formats, as well as those televised on standard and cable channels
Introducing Japan by Donald Richie( Book )

45 editions published between 1922 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the metropolitan bustle of busy, modern Tokyo to the serenity of classical Kyoto, from the northern frontier land of snowy Kokkaido to distinctly colorful Kyushu and Okinaawa in the southwest, Japan is a country of striking contrasts and frequent contradictions - geisha and baseball, the Kabuki theater and oil refinaries, skyscrapers of steel and glass, landscape gardens of sand and rock. The blend of the ancient and the contemporary is unique and fascinating. Here is one volume are all the beauty and vitality of a nation whose recorded history reaches back nearly two thousand years, a nation that has progressed in little more than a century from self-imposed isolation to a place of prominence among the nations of the world. Facts - historical, geographic, cultural and economic - are wedded in a definitive combination to extraordinary pictures by some of Japan's leading photographers. Edwin O. Reischauer contributes an informative foreword and Donald Richie has written the incisive text and captions. For the general reader, for those who have visited these islands and for those who are unfamiliar with them, this is a superbly well-rounded introduction
The Japanese movie by Donald Richie( Book )

35 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

8 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transformation of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy MacBeth into an exciting Samurai drama. Director Kurosawa successfully interweaves the narrative with Japanese culture of the war-torn medieval period, discovering new insights within the timeless themes of ambition and greed
The Japanese film: art and industry by Joseph L Anderson( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ozu by Donald Richie( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book on life and works of Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu
The Inland Sea by Donald Richie( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the finest travel memoirs ever written, with a new Introduction and Afterword
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly." -- Container
Focus on Rashomon by Donald Richie( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese film : art and industry by Joseph Lewis Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and German and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masters' book of ikebana : background and principles of Japanese flower arrangement by Donald Richie( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scarlet gang of Asakusa by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the only work not currently available in English by a Nobel-Prize winning author and the best known Japanese writer outside of Japan
Rashomon : Akira Kurosawa, director by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rashomon" is one of the greatest of Japanese director Akira Kurasowa's films and the winner of the Academy Award for best foreign picture in 1952. It features Toshiru Mifune, the best-known Japanese actor in the West, as "the bandit", an accused rapist and murderer. This volume brings together the full continuity script of "Rashomon", an essay by Donald Richie on "Rashomon", the Akutagawa Stories upon which the film is based, critical reviews and commentaries on the film and a filmography
A lateral view : essays on culture and style in contemporary Japan by Donald Richie( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This masterfully written collection of short essays by the acknowledged Western expert on Japanese culture and film spans thirty years and ranges broadly over subjects as diverse as the Noh theater, fashion, television, Tokyo Disneyland, language, the kiss, and, of course, film. Richie's twenty-eight essays present cross-sections of Japan's enormous creative accomplishments during the nation's rise to economic and cultural power
Nobi by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Denied hospital treatment for tuberculosis and cast off into the unknown, Private Tamura treks across an unfamiliar Philippine landscape, encountering an increasingly debased cross section of Imperial Army soldiers, who eventually give in to the most terrifying craving of all"--Container
A taste of Japan : food fact and fable : what the people eat : customs and etiquette by Donald Richie( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tractate on Japanese aesthetics by Donald Richie( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This little book is a tractate - a treatise - on beauty in Japanese art, written in the manner of a zuihistsu, a free-ranging assortment of ideas that "follow the brush" wherever it leads. Donald Richie looks at how perceptual values in Japan were drawn from raw nature and then modified by elegant expressions of class and taste. He explains aesthetic concepts like wabi, sabi, aware, and yugen, and explores their relevance in art, culture, and society today."--book jacket
The Inland Sea by Donald Richie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the lyrical vision of Old Japan captured by Donald Richie in his classic travel memoir. Richie, one of the foremost Western authorities on Japanese cinema and culture, documents a centuries-old way of life in the serene beauty of the area known as the Inland Sea
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A hundred years of Japanese film : a concise history, with a selective guide to videos and DVDs
Alternative Names
Donald Richie 1924-2013

Donald Richie Amerikaans officier (1924-2013)

Donald Richie US-amerikanischer-japanischer Schriftsteller, Journalist und Kritiker

Donarudo Richī 1924-2013

Jui-chʿi, Tʿang-na

Jui-chʻi, Tʻang-na, 1924-

Jui-chʻi, Tʻang-na, 1924-2013

Richī Donarudo 1924-2013

Richie, Donald, 1924-

Richie Donald 1924-2013

Richie, Donald S. 1924-2013

Richie, Donald Steiner 1924-2013

Ruiqi, Tangna 1924-2013

Tʻang-na, Jui-chʻi, 1924-

Tʻang-na, Jui-chʻi, 1924-2013

Ричи, Дональд (журналист)

דונלד ריצ'י

دونالد ريتشي

دونالد ریچی

리치, 도날드


ドナルド・リチー 1924-2013

リチー, ドナルド

リチー・ドナルド 1924-2013


リチードナルド, 1924-

リチードナルド, 1924-2013



English (400)

Japanese (19)

French (17)

Chinese (12)

Spanish (4)

Italian (3)

German (2)


Japanese cinema : an introductionA hundred years of Japanese film : a concise history, with a selective guide to videos and DVDsIntroducing JapanOzuThe Inland SeaThe Japanese film : art and industryThe Scarlet gang of AsakusaRashomon : Akira Kurosawa, director