Author(s): Richard D. Pepperman
In celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of Akira Kurosawa s Seven Samurai one of cinema s most superb and influential achievements Richard D. Pepperman presents this elegant book as a master class, and illustrates, with beautiful strokes of insight, how and why this film has inspired generations of filmmakers. Here is a handbook for directors, screenwriters, and editors, and a guide for all curious lovers of cinema."
Richard Pepperman gives the reader a lively, scene-by-scene tour of Kurosawa s masterpiece, pointing out the visual and storytelling choices that make the film so distinguished. For many of us, the book s title speaks truth. Stephen Prince, Author, The Warrior s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa"
Richard D. Pepperman has worked in film for a half century. His credits include work as an editor, postproduction supervisor, and consultant on features, documentaries, industrials, music videos, and commercials. Richard s film collaborations have been official selections to many international festivals, including: Aspen, Berlin, Cannes, the Hamptons, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), London, Montreal, Munich, Rotterdam, Sitges (Barcelona), Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Toronto. Richard is the author of The Eye is Quicker. Film Editing: Making a Good Film Better (2004); Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films (2005); Film School: How to Watch DVDs and Learn Everything About Filmmaking (2008); and Illuminations: Memorable Movie Moments (2010), a finalist for the 2011 Best Moving Image Book Award, and selected to the permanent collection of Britain s National Media Museum."