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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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shigehiko Hasumi Shigehiko Hasumi ... Narration
Chris Marker ... narrator in the French version (voice)
Akira Kurosawa ... Himself
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Himself
Ishirô Honda Ishirô Honda ... Himself
Asakazu Nakai Asakazu Nakai ... Himself
Takao Saitô Takao Saitô ... Himself
Fumio Yanoguchi Fumio Yanoguchi ... Himself
Takeji Sano Takeji Sano ... Himself (as Takeharu Sano)
Teruyo Nogami Teruyo Nogami ... Herself
Fumisuke Okada Fumisuke Okada ... Himself (as Fumisake Okada)
Vittorio Dalle Ore Vittorio Dalle Ore ... Himself (as Vittorio)
Tôru Takemitsu Tôru Takemitsu ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masato Hara Masato Hara ... Himself
Shinobu Muraki Shinobu Muraki ... Himself
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A documentary that shows the production of Ran and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

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Country:

France | Japan

Language:

French | Japanese

Release Date:

29 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akira Kurosawa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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The dialogue references Albert Camus' "Le mythe de Sisyphe". Instead of "Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux." it says "Il faut imaginer sensei heureux." There is also a reference to Sisyphos' rolling the stone up the hill. See more »

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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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Making of at its worst
19 May 2005 | by kmajury02See all my reviews

I got the Ran DVD and this was packaged with it. i thought it would be great because this is from Chris Marker director of La Jetee. how wrong i was this is boring pretentious filmaking at its best. if you like long takes of a tape recorder and an old man walking round who we are told on numerous occasions that he has impeccable manners then this is right up your ally. Avoid this you could probably learn more about the making of the film from watching it. this provided no insight in the world of Kurosawa all i know about him is he has impeccable manners or have i mentioned that already... But anyway just because you are a competent filmmaker doesn't mean your a competent filmmaker about filmaking. Oh and PS Akira Kurosawa has impeccable manners!


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