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Kimi Honda Their means of expressing their nice passion–film–is completely different. Kurosawa is like ogatanakura [mostly shouting]. Director Honda is like toga [elegant and urbane]–very sufferer. Momoko Kochi Akira Kurosawa, [fellow Toho director] Senkichi Taniguchi and Ishiro Honda have been very shut. the 3 of them have been all relatively tall and good-looking. Honda was once the main light of the 3. reliable. He used to be an excellent director. Yoshio Tsuchiya After Seven Samurai (1954) used to be accomplished, i used to be frequently no longer round through the capturing of the next movies Mr. Kurosawa was once making. He was once very frightened approximately how i used to be doing—I was once out mountaineering, escaping from the studio! yet Mr. Kurosawa used to be anxious, and invited me to his domestic and permit me remain there approximately years. in the course of that point, one director often got here to Mr. Kurosawa’s domestic. He used to be a truly great gentleman and a truly shut pal of Mr. Kurosawa going again to their days as assistant administrators below Kajiro Yamamoto. Mr. Kurosawa used to be the 1st leader assistant director and this gentleman was once the second leader assistant director. That was once Ishiro Honda and my first creation to him. Mr. Kurosawa wouldn’t enable me to seem within the movies of second-rate administrators or screenwriters, yet he acknowledged that if Honda was once making it, then it needs to be a very good motion picture and allowed me to seem in these motion pictures. Honda’s friendship with Japan’s maximum filmmaker ended in basic terms with Honda’s demise in 1993. the administrators’ affectionate nicknames for another have been the japanese equivalents of Porky and Blacky. Akira Kurosawa Porky is “Ino-san. ” the 1st Kanji personality of his identify capability “Inoshishi” [“wild boar”]. “Kuro” of Kurosawa potential black, so i used to be referred to as” “Kuro-san. ” We used to board jointly within the heyday of films, and labored very demanding each evening. His honesty and sincerity by no means replaced. there has been no longer adequate wooden for the open units at the moment. He constantly drew the grain of wooden, so he was once known as the “protector of the grain of wooden. ” He labored not easy inspite of minor, trivial issues. He was once keen on people’s emotions, so he took care of all the actors and crews. He flippantly solved all difficulties. He was once very quiet, and he continuously smiled. As a director, he was once very sufferer, tolerant, and a troublesome employee. He by no means argued with the executives of the movie businesses, yet I continually have difficulty with them. occasionally it was once difficult for me to appreciate him–he had his personal state of mind. along with environmental/nuclear issues, what subject matters run via Honda’s most sensible motion pictures? Akira Kurosawa His warfare adventure was once difficult, but he had a hot middle for mankind. His brain used to be filled with wish that not anyone could have as unhappy a battle event as his. His videos are jam-packed with his honest humanity and his gentle personality–films like Godzilla. i admire it a great deal. His movies have remained well known simply because they have been shot in truth and sincerely–they’re obviously solid. Honda is credited as “directorial advisor,” or “associate director” in your fresh movies. What precisely did he do? Akira Kurosawa He recommended me concerning the lighting tricks scenes, and shot the supplementary sequences as director of “B workforce.