How Lon Chaney led to lifetime of Japanese film

Feb 2, 2002

How Lon Chaney led to lifetime of Japanese film

by Angela Jeffs

I’m rarely nervous these days. But the prospect of sitting down with author, academic, film scholar and art critic Donald Richie has me ever so slightly on edge. Movies like Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon,” seen as a student in England, were profound in effect. Forty ...