When Miyazaki Met Kurosawa
Two legendary Japanese directors sat down for a filmmaking conversation for the ages.
What happens when two of Japan’s - nay, the world’s - most beloved directors get to talking movies? Luckily, we don’t have to imagine: Back in 1993, when Hayao Miyazaki was still making a name for himself as an innovative animator (at that time, his now-famous studio Ghibli had released only three titles), he sat down with the lauded master auteur Akira Kurosawa as part of a press junket for what would be Kurosawa’s last film, Madadayo. From Mt. Fuji views to the charms of the Catbus, these are the highlights of their lively and wide-ranging conversation.