The great Donald Richie has passed away at the age of 88. His many writings on Japanese film were a big part of my life during the 1980s--especially his books and articles on Kurosawa (who I interviewed more than 30 years ago). Richie also wrote subtitles for a few of the master's films, such as Kagemusha. In his memory, the original 1954 trailer for one of the ten greatest films ever, Seven Samurai.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Donald Richie, Forever Linked to Kurosawa, Dies
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch