Required viewing: A 19-minute interview piece in which directors George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola discuss Kurosawa and ‘Kagemusha.’ This interview appears on the Criterion Collection's ‘Kagemusha’ release.
The following comments were originally made by Akira Kurosawa and published by Toho Company, Ltd., in 1975 as advice to young people considering a career in filmmaking. They have been adapted by Audie E. Bock.
“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.” —Akira Kurosawa