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A documentary that shows the production of Ran and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

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Ishirô Honda ...
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Asakazu Nakai
Takao Saitô ...
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Fumio Yanoguchi ...
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Takeji Sano ...
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Teruyo Nogami ...
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Fumisake Okada
Vittorio Dalle Ore ...
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Tôru Takemitsu ...
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Shinobu Muraki ...
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A documentary that shows the production of Ran and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

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Chris Marker: [narrating] In this kind of shooting, the first pitfall to avoid is appropriating a beauty that does not belong to us - to play up the lovely, backlit shot. Of course, some of that borrowed beauty will come through anyway, but we shall try to show what we see the way we see it, from *our* eye-level.
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Samurai Behind the Scene
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A documentary that shows the production of "Ran" and discusses the film techniques of Akira Kurosawa himself.

This documentary is not necessarily great in itself, as it may mean very little to those not otherwise familiar with its subject, but serves as a wonderful supplement for the movie "Ran". Anyone who loves "Ran" or Kurosawa's work will certainly get something more out of seeing the actors and director at work when the cameras are not rolling. Well, the cameras are still rolling... but different cameras.

Coming from Chris Marker, it is no surprise that even a simple making-of documentary would have some artistic license. He shows some footage via a television set, and some audio via a tape recorder, rather than incorporated into the documentary itself. Clever or pretentious? Who knows?


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