Re: Auteurism and collaboration (Was: Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy)
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"For deatils on Mixoguchi's shooting methods, see Bordwell's chapter
in FIGURES TRACED IN LIGHT."
What are Bordwell's sources? I ask because he's made some factual and
descriptive errors about Mizoguchi before. A lot of English-language
writing about Mizoguchi is based on second hand information (and this
is true of other Japanese filmmakers too.) The Kyoto Municipal Museum
of Art's Cinema Dept. his production files on some of Mizoguchi's
pictures as well as annotated scripts. It also has the manuscript of
his death poem.
By the way, at Pacific Film Archives in Berekeley there's a manuscript
of an anthology of writings about and by and interviews with Japanese
filmmakers that was gathered and translated by Leonard Schrader. I
heard that it was supposed to have been published sometime in the
1970s but nothing came of it.