Criterion News! Kurosawa Art Director Yoshirō Muraki Passes Away

Yoshiro Muraki

Sad news everyone.

On Monday, October 26th, Yoshir? Muraki died of heart failure at the age of 85. Muraki worked on 59 films as the Production Designer, and 7 as Art Director. He was nominated three times for the Oscar for Best Art Direction: Tora, Tora, Tora; Kagemusha, and Ran.

Yoshir? Muraki worked on several films which can now be seen on The Criterion Collection:

(I think those are all available on The Criterion Collection, there are some not listed that fall under the Post-War Kurosawa Eclipse release)

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Source: TokyoGraph

Images from “Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create” (available on the Criterion release of Kagemusha)

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