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One of the many great things about running Akira Kurosawa NID is that I am time to time contacted by interesting people with connections to Kurosawa. Yesterday, I received a note which was allegedly sent by Vladimir Vasilyev. Vasilyev worked as an associate director for Dersu Uzala. Then again, at the moment I have very little to doubt that fact, either.
My Russian is nearly non-existent, but with the help of a dictionary and a machine translation tool or two, I have been able to squeeze out the following translation which, while no doubt flawed, should give you the gist of the message:.
I was privileged to work with the great Akira Kurosawa on the film Dersu Uzala , which received an Oscar. I was a director on the Soviet team, and kept a diary daily for three years. I have prepared this diary for publication in two volumes. The book includes pages of text, more than pictures? The Russian Union of Cinematographers and Mosfilm have been uninterested and unappreciative.
If you are able to provide a better translation, please do so! Criterion, I am looking at you. If you would like to contact Mr. Vasilyev , you can write to me at vili. I have meanwhile written back to Mr Vasilyev, but since as far as I know we do not share a common language, the dialogue there may be quite short-lived.
Published on 28th December Written by Vili Maunula. This post has 11 comments. Join the discussion! Posted in Akira Kurosawa News. Tagged with book , dersu-uzala , Vladimir Vasilyev. Vili, it is surprising how one can reach out and communicate these days. I tend to think Mr. I actually contacted Criterion on the day I posted the news item, and suggested Mr Vasilyev to contact the Japanese embassy in Moscow, yet I never thought of approaching AK I know that A.
Hey, Vili , I had the most wonderful flash last night…while doing a quick peek at the Golden Globes awards on television I saw them post a black and white of George Lucas, Coppola and Kurosawa …! It was great to see him! DeMille award…He looked as if her were crying, anyway…. Your translation from Russian is perfect. You did a very good job. It would be wonderful if this book gets published. From where I come, Dersu Uzala, the real person, is a hero.
Kurosawa filmed his movie the year I was born in the vicinity of my native village in Russia where the actual Dersu Uzala lived.
The villagers still remember the Japanese director with dark glasses. Congratulations on your fantastic web site! Thanks for checking the translation, Yury! I really hope that this book sees the light of day one day. And thanks for your kind words about the website. With your local connections, it would be great to have you around — especially so when our Online Film Club discusses Dersu Uzala in March! I think it all really started only with Kagemusha. Welcome, Yury!
Dersu Uzala is a beloved favorite of mine, and having you on board, with your close physical connection to the land that plays so important a role in the story is exciting. Dersu Uzala is more than just a movie or a book to me. Yury , I really cannot wait to read your insights. I have been lucky enough to travel to Russia-and those memories of the land made me feel very close to Dersu Uzala. It will be a treat to read your insights.
If you hear me — please help! Criterion 2. AK Go ahead, send. Vili Maunula. Thanks for the suggestions, Coco! No problem, Vili. Leave a comment Log in or Register to post a comment! Film Club: Sanjuro Kurosawa, 1 December, Film Club: Yojimbo Kurosawa, 1 November,
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Dersu the Trapper
Arsenyev's book tells of his travels in the Ussuri basin in the Russian Far East. Dersu Uzala was a Nanai hunter who lived c. Arsenyev portrays him as a great man, an animist who sees animals and plants as equal to man. From , Arsenyev invited Dersu to live in his house in Khabarovsk as Dersu's failing sight hampered his ability to live as a hunter. In the spring of , Dersu bade farewell to Arsenyev and walked back to his home in the Primorsky Krai , where he was killed.