Photographer's Note

Until April 26th, Pera Museum, in Beyoğlu, hosts one of the greatest masters of world cinema Akira Kurosawa by his 87 extraordinary works Storyboards of his movies, drawn by himself personally, present a different aspect of the directors talent. Inspired by both Japanese and Western cultures, he builds a bridge between the Far East and the West and takes you to a journey into a world of unique images.

In the exhibition storyboards of several movies by Kurosawa is presented scene by scene.
A whole section is specially designed for his famous movie Ran and other masterpieces of the director are presented in another section including Kagemusha (Shadow Warrior), Yume (Dreams) and Madadayo (Not Yet).


There are a multitude of things that I think of when I draw storyboards. The setting of the location, the psychology and emotions of the characters, their movement, the camera angle needed to capture those movements, lighting conditions, costume and props Unless I think of the specifics of all those things, I cannot draw the picture. Or, perhaps its more accurate to say, that I draw the storyboards in order to think about those things. In this manner, I solidify, enrich, and capture the image of each scene in a film until I see it clearly. Only then do I proceed with the actual shooting. by Akira Kurosawa

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  • Copyright: Burcu Yakartas (burGu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 86 N: 853] (4840)
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