©

Akira Kurosawa: We had a tube running from underground up Nakadai’s leg to over his heart with fake blood flowing in it. When the compressor’s stopper was released, the fake blood shot out of Nakadai’s chest. [Script supervisor Teruyo] Nogami got covered with it. The residents of Gotenba who were watching thought that Nakadai had actually been stabbed. I’d explained earlier about the shoot, but when I said, “Cut!” one guy was waving his arms in shock. His face was white from shock and that scared me. I thought everyone knew what to expect.

Tatsuya Nakadai:  I remember it clearly. [Teruyo Nogami was] counting down for us, and when [she] reached 25, we were supposed to draw our swords. As soon as I drew my sword and Mifune cut me down, I felt this impact in my chest. I wasn’t expecting it to be that strong. I was told it’d feel like a pat from a girl. I felt a thud, and everything turned red… The force nearly knocked me over, but that would have ruined the take, so I hung in there, grasping my sword… Then I fell like I was supposed to, and Mifune finished his part, and then Kurosawa called out, “Cut!” He said, “We got it in one take!” And I thought, “What do you mean, ‘we’?” [Laughter]

  1. the-tyranny-of-evil-men reblogged this from quite-frankly-my-dear
  2. raddofzennla reblogged this from kurosawa-akira
  3. quite-frankly-my-dear reblogged this from kurosawa-akira
  4. env0 reblogged this from zeico
  5. paarrriiiisssss reblogged this from kurosawa-akira
  6. wilderness-wolf reblogged this from chroniclesofreven
  7. chroniclesofreven reblogged this from mickeycheung
  8. ultra-biolence reblogged this from cybuster
  9. yg0dreamer reblogged this from cybuster
  10. cybuster reblogged this from kurosawa-akira
  11. kuomirei reblogged this from japanesecontent
  12. environ-ctr reblogged this from inherentvicecity
  13. doshiijun reblogged this from kotori-no-hime
  14. lolstitanic reblogged this from the-nuclear-chaos
  15. amethystsylph reblogged this from fishintheheather
  16. fishintheheather reblogged this from thechemicalofficial
  17. the-nuclear-chaos reblogged this from celluloidtoharddrives
  18. cinemadead reblogged this from evergreen-oldboys
  19. evergreen-oldboys reblogged this from inherentvicecity
  20. filmtrippin reblogged this from inherentvicecity
  21. thechemicalofficial reblogged this from non-arms-nui