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About the Author Donald Richie April 17, — February 19, was an American-born author who wrote about the Japanese people, the culture of Japan, and especially Japanese cinema.

There was an emphasis on the "presentational" nature of Japan's cinema, in contrast to the "representational" films of donald richie ozu West. Because Richie was a friend of Fumio Hayasakawho composed music for the cinema, he first met Kurosawa on the set of Drunken Angelthe director's initial collaboration with Toshiro Mifune.

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Six Kabuki Plays paperback. Where Are the Victors? Art and Industry paperback.

On August 31,he and fellow director Mikio Donald richie ozu enjoyed Scarface and then talked about it while having pork cutlets.

He writes about location hunting, photographing, editing, and gives dates and times. Chishu Ryu, shooting starts at 5: Also view and shot of train.

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Here, in these pages, one meets mainly film people, those with whom he is working, but he is also often with the finest writers of the period.

More about the movies is to be found in a recently discovered series of diaries written donald richie ozu —21, when Ozu was in middle school.


The next stage in film making and the book is "Shooting. Most distinctive is his camera point of view of a person sitting on a tatami mat, donald richie ozu three feet off th e ground.


donald richie ozu Ozu is also known for the lack of camera movement, there are some tracking shots, but he largely avoids using cranes and dollys. The focus is on pictorial composition donald richie ozu involves shooting at right angles to achieve a balanced composition, framing people in all manners of ways, compositions with the person in the background out of focus with the foreground in focus.

These compositions break the action and are essentially empty so that the viewer can fill it with the appropriate emotion.

Ozu was donald richie ozu about casting and often wrote characters with an actor in mind. The simple act of doing these things in that order conveyed a certain feeling. Ozu did not explain the feeling; the actions came first.