by Chris MaGee
This is absolutely not a news story and I can't even think of some kind of tangential news item to link this with, but it's my blog, so if I want to run a really neat photo that I found online then damn it, I will! And this is the world's neatest photo of the director and cast of 1951's "The Idiot" just hanging out on set. From left to right: Akira Kurosawa, Takashi Shimura, Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune. Talk about your Japanese cinema royalty! The only thing that would make this picture cooler would be if Yasujiro Ozu was the one holding the camera and Hideko Takamine was bringing everyone lemonade.
Thanks to Tettsuan for this amazing pic.