Ran (Original screenplay for the 1985 film, with annotations). Author: Akira Kurosawa (screenwriter, editor, director); Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide (screenwriters); William Shakespeare (playwright); Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu (starring) Title: Ran (Original screenplay for the 1985 film, with annotations) Publication: New York: Greenwich Film Productions, 1985. Description: Draft script for the 1985 film. With holograph pencil annotations throughout. Text, titles, and annotations in Japanese.
Based on Shakespeare's play King Lear. An elderly warlord in medieval Japan divides his vast empire among his three sons. The power corrupts them and turns them on each other, as well as their father. Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director for Kurosawa, winning one.
Set in medieval Japan, shot on location in Kumamoto, Shizuoka, Himeji, Oita, Aichi, Yamagata and Tokyo, Japan. 96 leaves, with last page of text numbered 176. Xerographic duplication, printed on rectos and versos. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with a lightly faded spine, perfectly bound. Subject: 1980s Cinema, Academy Awards, Action Film, Film Scripts, Films Based on Plays, Films with Literary Sources, Japanese Cinema, World Cinema.Royal Books is located in the midtown area of Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1996, we have specialized in rare books and paper relating to twentieth century literature, genre fiction, the arts, and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on cinema. All books noted as First Editions are also First Printings unless indicated otherwise.
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