Akira Kurosawa

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Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.More Akira Kurosawa [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a genius when he is dreaming.More Akira Kurosawa [08/06/2011 04:08:32]
Cinema is a truly valuable means of connecting people.More Akira Kurosawa [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Although human beings are incapable of talking about themselves with total honesty, it is much harder to avoid the truth while pretending to be other people. They often reveal much about themselves in a very straightforward way. I am certain that I did. There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I suppose all of my films have a common theme. If I think about it, though, the only theme I can think of is really a question: Why can’t people be happier together?More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man is a genius when he is dreaming.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied... That's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The truth is in the mystery.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People today have forgotten they're really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better... They don't know it, but they're losing nature. They don't see that they're going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like silent pictures and I always have ... I wanted to restore some of this beauty. I thought of it, I remember in this way: one of techniques of modern art is simplification, and that I must therefore simplify this film.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
but ignorance is a kind of insanity in the human animal. People who delight in torturing defenseless children or tiny creatures are in reality insane. The terrible thing is that people who are madmen in private may wear a totally bland and innocent expression in public.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am not a special person, I am not especially strong; I am not especially gifted. I simply do not like to show my weakness, and I hate to lose, so I am a person who tries hard. That's all there is to me.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have no idea who the characters are, later, their personalities take over anything I might want to do. I end up writing not from my own will, but from theirs-they come alive as I write and make me do things that I couldn't have planned.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Of all my films, people wrote to me most about this one... ...I had wanted to make The Idiot long before Rashomon. Since I was little I've liked Russian literature, but I find that I like Dostoevsky the best and had long thought that this book would make a wonderful film. He is still my favourite author, and he is the one - I still think - who writes most honestly about human existence.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like unformed characters. This may be because, no matter how old I get, I am still unformed myself.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they've been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heroes.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Human beings share the same common problems. A film can only be understood if it depicts these properly.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, filmmaking combines everything. That's the reason I've made cinema my life's work. In films, painting and literature, theatre and music come together. But a film is still a film.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Page 61: No matter where I go in the world, although I can't speak any foreign language, I don't feel out of place. I think of earth as my home. If everyone thought this way, people might notice just how foolish international friction is and the would be put an end to it.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is something that might be called cinematic beauty. It can only be expressed in a film, and it must be present for that film to be a moving work. When it is very well expressed, one experiences a particularly deep emotion while watching that film. I believe that it is this quality that draws people to come and see a film, and that it is the hope of attaining this quality that inspires the filmmaker to make his film in the first place.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With a good script a good director can produce a masterpiece; with the same script a mediocre director can make a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film. For truly cinematic expression, the camera and the microphone must be able to cross both fire and water. That is what makes a real movie. The script must be something that has the power to do this.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the power of memory that gives rise to the power of imagination.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A truly good movie is enjoyable too. There’s nothing complicated about it.More Akira Kurosawa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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