Remembering Donald Richie (1924 – 2013)
Midnight Eye... Remembering Donald Richie (1924 – 2013). "...In Paul Schrader’s words, 'Whatever we in the West know about Japanese film, and how we know it, we most likely owe to Donald Richie'. If Richie spearheaded – or, more accurately, constituted – the first generation of Western writers on Japanese cinema, then the makers of this website could be said to represent a third. A generation that, unlike the second wave of Tony Rayns, Mark Schilling, Ian Buruma, Max Tessier et al, received their Richie influence in arguably more indirect ways. His passing is not only an occasion for Midnight Eye to pay tribute to Donald Richie, but also to investigate that influence and how it has resonated through the decades – and will doubtlessly continue to resonate for many decades to come."