For half a century, from Rashomon (1950) to Madadayo (1993), Teruyo Nogami stood by Akira Kurosawa as a script supervisor and principal assistant. She is the author of Waiting on the Weather: Making Movies with Akira Kurosawa (2006). In this candid discussion, she recalls Kurosawa’s creative power on and off the set, and how she supported him during his glory years as well as in times of struggle. Also making a surprise appearance is Tatsuya Nakadai, who starred in many of Kurosawa’s films. This discussion was moderated by Japanese film specialist, Michael Jeck, and was held at the Japan Society.
Posted: June 25th, 2008
50 Years with Akira Kurosawa: An Evening with Teruyo Nogami