García Márquez and Kurosawa.
July 19, 2014 6:34 PM   Subscribe

In October 1990, Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez visited Tokyo during the shooting of Akira Kurosawa’s penultimate feature, Rhapsody in August. García Márquez, who spent some years in Bogota as a film critic before penning landmark novels such as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, spoke with Kurosawa for over six hours on a number of subjects.
posted by shakespeherian (8 comments total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you for posting this, I really needed it, especially Kurosawa on intent and preconceptions.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 7:16 PM on July 19, 2014

Two treasures, these men.
posted by Anitanola at 7:17 PM on July 19, 2014 [4 favorites]

A wonderful interview. A differently nuanced view on the dropping of The Bombs on Japan. Now I have to see Red Beard.
posted by kozad at 10:07 PM on July 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

Fantastic. Does anyone know if this was conducted in English? Or did one of the men speak the other's language? Or was it through an interpreter?
posted by 256 at 5:58 AM on July 20, 2014

when the shooting starts, even Christ and the angels turn into military chiefs of staff.

Holy shit that is some Serious Wisdom Relevant To Today's News right there.

And yeah, Kurosawa's Red Beard just leaped to the top of my list, for sure.
posted by mediareport at 9:43 AM on July 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Wow, this is great. Thank you.
posted by misskaz at 9:48 AM on July 20, 2014

The more I hear of and see Kurosawa, the more I'm fascinated. Don't stop at Red Beard.
posted by bigZLiLk at 12:33 PM on July 20, 2014

Magic Journalism
posted by ageispolis at 6:09 PM on July 20, 2014

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