Re: Hajimemashite, mina-sama!
- Posted by: "wodeford" wodeford@... wodeford
> Movies are entertainment. They are not obliged to be historicallyThe Japanese Taiga dramas are usually a bit better about this, but the
above caution still applies. Since they have several that cover a wide
range of periods, its good for a starter. I also saw on one the building
of the Daibutsu that was quite entertaining. I also study Chinese
painting, you could see the influence from the Tang court.
> Kurosawa's period pieces are fictional stories, inspired by everything from Noh plays to Shakespeare to American Westerns.Or at least one mystery, knowing what a mystery lover Kurosawa was, I'm
fairly certain Yojimbo was inspired by Dashiell Hammet's Red Harvest.