RARA-AVIS: Kurosawa/McBain

From: billha@ionet.net
Date: 18 Nov 2000

David Thomson (Biographical Dictionary of Film) notes that Kurosawa did a McBain adaptation before High and Low (1963). "Kurosawa's eminence led in the late 1950s to his forming his own production company. 'The Bad Sleep Well,' his first independent venure, was based on Ed McBain and it was enjoyable for the way Warner Brothers of the 1940s was turned into Tokyo 1960. But the contrivance was weird and unsettling."

Anyone familiar with this title?

Bill Hagen billha@ionet.net

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