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...Promises to Keep (1974)

This short documentary film illustrates the filming of the 1974 film directed by Sydney Pollack, "The Yakuza." Pollack describes the challenges of an American filming a very Japanese story ... See full summary »

Director:

Elliot Geisinger

Writer:

Jay Anson

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Akiyama Akiyama ... Himself (uncredited)
Herb Edelman ... Himself (uncredited)
Eiji Gô Eiji Gô ... Himself (uncredited)
Richard Jordan ... Himself (uncredited)
Keiko Kishi ... Herself (uncredited)
Christina Kokubo ... Herself (uncredited)
Robert Mitchum ... Himself (uncredited)
Eiji Okada ... Himself (uncredited)
Kôzô Okazaki Kôzô Okazaki ... Himself (uncredited)
Sydney Pollack ... Himself (uncredited)
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This short documentary film illustrates the filming of the 1974 film directed by Sydney Pollack, "The Yakuza." Pollack describes the challenges of an American filming a very Japanese story in Japan and the efforts made to meld both the disparate filmmaking styles and the cultural differences in story-telling and performance. Actors Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, and Keiko Keishi are shown rehearsing scenes. Pollack, Takakura, and actor Richard Jordan discuss some of the Japanese traditions and beliefs that lie at the heart of the film. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Promises to Keep See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Professional Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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