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    I Live in Fear (Toho, 1955). Japanese Speed (10" X 28.5").
    This important Japanese film by famed director Akira Kurosawa starred Toshiro Mifune in an inspired performance about an elderly foundry owner desperately trying to get his family to move to South America with him to escape nuclear extermination. Kurosawa filmed this a scant ten years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The still prevalent intense fear of the Japanese populace about the subject of atomic death was perhaps too difficult for us to grasp in 1955, so the film was not released in the U.S. until 1967, after his successes of The Throne of Blood, Yojimbo, and Sanjuro. This is a unique double-sided Japanese "speed" poster, with ploy synopsis, line drawings, and additional photo on the verso. There are small tears in the bottom border, and light horizontal folds, as well as small creases in the top and bottom edges. Very Fine+.


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    November, 2010
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