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Image series: Nora inu, sans personnes

Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog (Nora inu), 1949 Cinematography: Asakazu Nakai
Assistant director: Ishiro Honda
(moments without human presence)
"I had Ishiro Honda do mainly second-unit shooting. Every day I told him what I wanted and he would go out into the ruins of postwar Tokyo to film it. There are few men as honest and reliable as Honda. He faithfully brought back exactly the footage I requested, so almost everything he shot was used in the final cut of the film. I'm often told that I captured the atmosphere of postwar Japan very well in Stray Dog, and, if so, I owe a great deal of that success to Honda." Akira Kurosawa from Something Like an Autobiography, 1982

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