"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog


Friday, May 7, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIRECTOR ISHIRO HONDA!
May 7, 1911 - February 28, 1993

お誕生日おめでとう、本多猪四郎監督!

3 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

great pic, do you know what film he is working on here? looks pre-1954-55....

August Ragone said...

Prof,
It is from the 1953 production of 『太平洋の鷲』(Taiheiyo-no Washi) or EAGLE OF THE PACIFIC about the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

Cheers,
August

Lee Roden said...

Hi August,

I was wondering if you could help me out:

Do you know who owns the copyright to this image, and indeed, if a high res copy exists?

Please e-mail me, lroden@mentorn.tv if you do.

Thanks,
Lee Roden.