GREAT CINEMATOGRAPHERS


 

   


ASAKAZU NAKAI

 

Born: 29 August 1901, Kobe, Japan. A.k.a. Asaichi Nakai and Choichi Nakai.

Died: 28 February 1988.

Awards: 'Oscar' AA nom [1985; shared] for 'Ran'.



 

 FILMS

1942

Haha no chizu [Yasujiro Shimazu] b&w

1942

Uta andon/The Song Lantern [Mikio Naruse] b&w

1944

Nichijô no tatakai/The Daily Battle [Yasujiro Shimazu] b&w

1945

Kita no san-nin/Three Women of the North [Kiyoshi Saeki] b&w

1946

Waga seishun ni kui nashi/No Regrets for Our Youth [Akira Kurosawa] b&w

1946

Yotsu no koi no monogatari/Four Love Stories [ep ? dir by ?] b&w; 4seg

1947

Joyu/Actress [Teinosuke Kinugasa] b&w

1947

Subarashiki nichiyobi/One Wonderful Sunday [Akira Kurosawa] b&w

1949

Aoi sanmyaku/The Green Mountains [Tadashi Imai] b&w

1949

Nora inu/Stray Dog [Akira Kurosawa] b&w

1950

Itsuwareru seiso [Kozaburo Yoshimura] b&w

1950

Aika/Elegy [Kajiro Yamamoto] b&w

1951

Jiyu gakkou [Kozaburo Yoshimura] b&w

1951

Maihime/Dancing Girl [Mikio Naruse] b&w

1951

Hopu-san: sarariman no maki [Kajiro Yamamoto] b&w

1951

Onnagokoro dare ka shiru/Who Knows a Woman's Heart? [Kajiro Yamamoto] b&w

1952

Ikiru/Doomed/Living [Akira Kurosawa] b&w

1952

Fûfu/Husband and Wife [Mikio Naruse] b&w

1952

Puu-san/Mr. Pu [Kon Ichikawa] b&w

1953

Hadaka no taishô/The Naked General [Hiromichi Horikawa] c

1953

Shichinin no samurai/Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven [Akira Kurosawa] b&w

1954

Izumi e no michi [Masanori Kakei] b&w

1955

Ikimono no kiroku/I Live In Fear [: Record of a Living Being] [Akira Kurosawa] b&w

1955

Hesokuri shacho [Yasuki Chiba] b&w

1955

Zoku hesokuri shacho [Yasuki Chiba] b&w

1956

Kumonosu jô/Throne of Blood/Macbeth [Akira Kurosawa] b&w

1956

Ujô [Seiji Hisamatsu] b&w

1957

Kiken na eiyu/A Dangerous Hero [Hideo Suzuki] b&w

1957

Onna goroshi abura jigoku/The Prodigal Son [Hiromichi Horikawa] scope/c

1957

Yagyu bugeicho – Ninjitsu/Ninjitsu, Part II/Secret Scrolls, Part II [Hiroshi Inagaki] scope/c; cph: Tadashi Iimura

1957

Futari dake no hashi/A Bridge for Us Alone [Seiji Maruyama] scope/b&w

1958

Kekkon no subete/All About Marriage [Kihachi Okamoto] scope/b&w

1958

Tabisugata nezumikozo/Rat Kid on Journey [Hiroshi Inagaki] scope/b&w

1958

Kami no taisho [Hiromichi Horikawa] scope/c

1958

Ankokugai no kaoyaku/The Big Boss [Kihachi Okamoto] scope/c

1959

Ai rabu yû [Kengo Furusawa] scope/b&w

1959

Watashi wa kani ni naritai/I Want to Be a Shellfish [Shinobu Hashimoto] scope/b&w

1959

Shin santô jûyaku: Tabi to onna to sake no maki [Masanori Kakei] scope/b&w

1959

Kuroi gashû: Aru sarariman no shôgen [Hiromichi Horikawa] b&w

1960

Seppun dorobo/The Dangerous Kiss/The Kiss Thief [Yuzo Kawashima] scope/c

1960

Aoi yaju/The Blue Beast [Hiromichi Horikawa] scope/b&w

1961

Wakarete ikiru toki mo/Eternity of Love [Hiromichi Horikawa] scope/c

1961

Onna bakari no yoru/Girl of Dark [Kinuyo Tanaka] scope/b&w

1961

Kohayagawa-ke no aki/The End of Summer/Early Autumn [Yasujiro Ozu] scope/c

1961

Musume to watashi/My Daughter and I [Hiromichi Horikawa] scope/b&w

1962

Tengoku to jigoku/High and Low/The Ransom [Akira Kurosawa] scope/b&w-c; cph: Takao Saitô

1963

Les plus belles escroqueries du monde/The Beautiful Swindlers [seg 'Les cinq bienfaiteurs de Fumiko' dir by Hiromichi Horikawa] fs/b&w-c; 5 seg

1964

Akahige/Red Beard [Akira Kurosawa] scope/b&w; cph: Takao Saitô

1965

Senjo ni nagaseru uta/We Will Remember [Zenzo Matsuyama] scope/c

1966

Jinchoge/The Daphne [Yasuki Chiba] scope/c

1966

Zoku izoku e [Shirô Moritani] c

1967

Dorifutazu desu yo! Zenshin zenshin matazenshin [Yoshinori Wada] c

1968

Kubi [Shirô Moritani] b&w

1968

Suna no kaori/The Night of the Seagull [Katsumi Iwauchi] scope/c

1968

Konto gojugo-go: Seiki no daijukuten [Yoshinori Wada] cs/c

1969

Oretachi no kôya/Our Wilderness [Masanobu Deme] c

1969

Burabo! Wakadaishô/Bravo, Young Guy [Katsumi Iwauchi] p/c

1970

Akuzukinchan kiotsukete/Take Care, Red Riding Hood [Shirô Moritani] cs/c

1971

Saredowareraga bibi yori wakarenôta [Shirô Moritani] cs/c

1971

Shiosai/The Sound of the Waves [Shirô Moritani] c

1972

Hajimete no tabi [Shirô Moritani] cs/c

1972

Hakuchô no uta nanka kikoenai [Kunio Watanabe] c

1975

Dersu Uzala [Akira Kurosawa] ss70/c; cph: Yuri Gantman & Fyodor Dobronravov

1975

Hatsuhana [Shusei Kotani] cs/c

1976

Sri Lanka no ai to wakare/Love and Separation in Sri Lanka [Keisuke Kinoshita] scope/c

 

 

1979

Kagemusha/The Double/Kagemusha the Shadow Warrior [Akira Kurosawa] c; co-assoc ph; ph: Takao Saitô & Masaharu (Shoji) Ueda

1984

Ran/Chaos [Akira Kurosawa] c; collab ph; ph: Takao Saitô & Masaharu Ueda; filmed 1984-85