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Akira Kurosawa

Film Director, Author (23-Mar-1910 — 6-Sep-1998)


Anthony Davies. Filming Shakespeare's Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook, and Akira Kurosawa. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 1995. 233pp.

Stephen Prince. The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa. Princeton University Press. 1999. 417pp.

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto. Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema. Duke University Press. 2000. 485pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.795)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.415)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.392)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.845)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.255)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.317)

  12. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.182)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.310)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.570)

  15. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.481)

  16. The Guide to Film Directors (pp.474-78)

  17. The St. James Encyclopedia of Film Directors (pp.251-56)

  18. International Who's Who 1960 (p.536)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.285)

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