Akira Kurosawa (screenwriter, editor, director)
Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide (screenwriters)
William Shakespeare (playwright)
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu (starring)

New York: Greenwich Film Productions, 1985. Draft script for the 1985 film. Copy belonging to cameraman Hidehiro Igarashi, with his annotations in manuscript pencil throughout. Text, annotations, and titles in Japanese.

Igarashi is also credited as a cameraman for director Akira Kurosawa's later films "Dreams" (1990) and "Rhapsody in August" (1991).

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.

Shot on location in Kumamoto, Shizuoka, Himeji, Oita, Aichi, Yamagata and Tokyo, Japan.

Bright blue titled wrappers. Title page present. Approximately 100 leaves. Xerographic duplication, printed on rectos and versos. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, perfect bound.

Ebert II. Criterion Collection 316.

[Book #158470]