WAITING ON THE WEATHER: MAKING MOVIES WITH AKIRA KUROSAWA by Teruyo Nogami (SIGNED BY NOGAMI)
Stone Bridge Press, 2006, First edition, 296 pp., 5 3/4" X 7 3/4", Hardcover
Fine (SIGNED by Nogami)
Teruyo Nogami was a relative newcomer to film production when hired as a continuity/script assistant on Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. A witness to its filming—and its near destruction in a fire—over the next fifty years she worked on all the master’s films—Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Kagemusha, and Dreams. No one was more closely involved in Kurosawa’s productions, and in this memoir, charmingly illustrated with her own sketches, Nogami writes candidly about the director’s energy, creativity, and his famous rages, telling the inside story on how so many classics of world cinema were made.