A Study on Shohei Imamura by Donald Richie
Today legendary critic Donald Richie passed away. He always had such a gentle and sweet tone to his work which I loved. The true love for film and the filmmakers he covered really came through in his writing. To remember Richie I wanted to bring up from my digital archives, his short study on another legend Shohei Imamura.
You can download it here.
I wish I had a better copy I could find but hopefully this enough for you to get a sense of what he was so great at: talking about film. Imamura made some of the most challenging and complex films ever and Richie is able to explain them and the culture in which they were made, it really is something. I hope you enjoy.