[ Movie director, Japan]
[ ah-KEE-rah ku-ROH-sah-wah ]
Akira Kurosawa: a filmography
and Low (Tengoku to Jigoku):
Literally, the Japanese title means "Heaven and Hell," but
the translation "The High and The Low" is more accurate to
reflect the intent of the title.
The script, based on Ed McBain's novel "King's Ransom," is
tightly constructed by Kurosawa and a trio of collaborators.
Ron Howard apparently adapted the Mel Gibson vehicle Ransom from the
same material, but it's beefed up with action to suit the star. [DVD