Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (Documentary by Alex Cox)

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Rashomon — Akira Kurosawa (Full Film)

Robert Altman on Kurosawa’s Film Rashomon

David Peace on Occupied City

We’re currently reading–and really enjoying–David Peace’s Occupied City, a dark and bewildering account of the 1948 Teikoku Bank Massacre in Tokyo. Peace’s book gets its American debut later this week from Knopf. We’ll run a proper review then. For now, here’s Peace discussing the project, his difficulty in writing it, the crime’s contemporary resonance in modern Japan, and how he stole from Rashomon: