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- DescriptionContextualizes Akira Kurosawa's celebrated film Seven Samurai (1954), marking its place in Japanese cinema and in Kurosawa's career. This book explores the film's roots in medieval history and, above all, the astonishing visual language in which Kurosawa created his elegiac epic.
- Author BiographyJoan Mellen is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University, Philadelphia. Among her books are Marilyn Monroe (1973), Voices from the Japanese Cinema (1975), The Waves at Genji's Door: Japan Through Its Cinema (1976) and the dual biography Hellman and Hammett: The Legendary Passion of Lilian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett (1996).
- Author(s)Joan Mellen
- PublisherBritish Film Institute
- Date of Publication01/02/2002
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Series TitleBFI Film Classics
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBFI Publishing
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight171 g
- Width135 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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