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Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999)

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29 January 2000 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Barely scrapes the surface of what Kurosawa and his films were about. Despite some interesting insights by Japanese film expert Donald Richie and a story by director Arturo Ripstein, all the interviews seem hurried and incomplete. Director Alex Cox doesn't even cover Kurosawa's whole filmography- interviewee Francis Coppola mentions more films than the actual documentary manages to do. But what can really be done in only 50 minutes about such a master? For a more detailed and affectionate approach to Kurosawa, check out Chris Marker's A.K., a documentary of the making of Ran.


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