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Akira Kurosawa


[ Movie director, Japan]
[ ah-KEE-rah ku-ROH-sah-wah ]

Akira Kurosawa: a filmography
http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/kurosawa/filmography.html

 

High and Low (Tengoku to Jigoku):
TENGOKU TO JIGOKU
Literally, the Japanese title means "Heaven and Hell," but the translation "The High and The Low" is more accurate to reflect the intent of the title.
The script, based on Ed McBain's novel "King's Ransom," is tightly constructed by Kurosawa and a trio of collaborators.
Ron Howard apparently adapted the Mel Gibson vehicle Ransom from the same material, but it's beefed up with action to suit the star. [DVD review] [buy DVD]

 

  


  
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