Sadao Nakajima

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Sadao Nakajima
Born (1934-08-08) August 8, 1934 (age 81)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Film director
In this Japanese name, the family name is Nakajima.

Sadao Nakajima (中島貞夫 Nakajima Sadao?). He is a Japanese film director and screenwriter (born 8 August, 1934) and known for his work in yakuza film and jidaigeki.

Career[edit]

Born in Chiba Prefecture, he attended Hibiya High School and then the University of Tokyo before joining the Tōei studio in 1959.[1] Working at Tōei's Kyoto studio, he served as an assistant director under such directors as Masahiro Makino, Tadashi Imai, and Tomotaka Tasaka.[2] He made his directorial debut in 1964 and won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award in 1966 for Yakuza (893) gurentai, the first gendaigeki shot at Tōei's Kyoto studio.[3][4] He directed such popular film series as Kogarashi Monjirō and Nihon no don, and also worked on television.[1] His 1985 film Seburi monogatari was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival.[5] From 1987 to 2008 he served as a professor of the Osaka University of Arts.[4] He has directed over 60 films in his career.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nakajima Sadao". Nihon jinmei daijiten + Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eiga kantoku Nakajima Sadao intabyū". Bunka kaigi (in Japanese). 19 October 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Eiga kantoku Nakajima Sadao ga kōen". Keiji jānaru (in Japanese). Leaf. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Berlinale: 1985 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Nakajima, Sadao (2004). Shingo Kōno, ed. Yūgeki no bigaku: eiga kantoku Nakajima Sadao (in Japanese). Tokyo: Waizu Shuppan. ISBN 4-89830-173-8. 

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