WAITING ON THE WEATHER. Making Movies with Akira Kurosawa. Foreword by Donald Ritchie

Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2006. First edition in English. Hardcover. Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter. Teruyo Nogami was a relative newcomer to film production when she was hired as a continuity/script assistant on Akira Kurosawa's "Roshomon" in 1950. A witness to its filming, and its near destruction in a fire, over the next 50 years she worked on all the master's subsequent films, from Ikiru, Seven Samurai, and Throne of Blood to Kagemusha, Ran, and Dreams. Kurosawa was fortunate to have Nogami, just as we are fortunate to have her first-hand observations on genius, teamwork, devotion, and luck (good and bad) in the art of making movies. 296 pages with an afterword, Afterword to the English edition, and notes and sources. Dust jacket blurbs by Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola. Illustrated from drawings and photographs. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #15010
ISBN: 9781933330099

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