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All The Emperor's Men

Kurosawa's Pearl Harbor

Series: Applause Books
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Hiroshi Tasogawa

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    When 20th Century Fox planned its blockbuster portrayal of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, it looked to Akira Kurosawa – a man whose mastery of the cinema led to his nickname “the Emperor” – to direct the Japanese sequences. Yet a matter of three weeks after he began shooting the film in December 1968, Kurosawa was summarily dismissed and expelled from the studio. The tabloids trumpeted scandal: Kurosawa had himself gone mad; his associates had betrayed him; Hollywood was engaged in a conspiracy.

    Now, for the first time, the truth behind the downfall and humiliation of one of cinema's greatest perfectionists is revealed in All the Emperor's Men. Journalist Hiroshi Tasogawa probes the most sensitive questions about Kurosawa's thwarted ambition and the demons that drove him. His is a tale of a great clash of personalities, of differences in the ways of making movies, and ultimately of a clash between Japanese and American cultures.

    $29.99 (US)
    Inventory #HL 00314945
    ISBN: 9781557838506
    UPC: 884088635770
    Width: 6.0"
    Length: 9.0"
    337 pages

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