Donald Richie Net Worth

Donald Richie Net Worth is
$1 Million

Donald Richie Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Donald Richie was born on April 17, 1924 in Lima, Ohio, USA as Donald Steiner Richie. He is known for his work on Five Filosophical Fables (1970), Under the Skin (2002) and Wargames (1962). He was married to Mary Evans. He died on February 19, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthApril 17, 1924
Place Of BirthLima, Ohio, USA
ProfessionDirector, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer
Star SignAries
1[on movies] What happened was that sometimes I was, from a young age, put in the theater to watch movies because they kept me quiet and they kept me entertained, and they got me out from under the feet of my parents. So from a very early age, I went to the movies and I soon grew to prefer the life of the movies to my own life. The reality that the movies offered was preferable to the reality that I was experiencing. I became a child movie addict. I would go in with great pleasure and I'd never look at what was playing -- what was playing was unimportant. The fact was that I was entering a new world, an environment where not only was it much more attractive than my life was ordinarily, but also I could manipulate it to an extent by coming and going, and by looking at scenes or not, which I could not in my own life. I was subjected to my own domestic life. But I discovered a kind of power at the movies.
2[on writing] When I started to learn how to read, I discovered the same kind of power. I could create an environment that I didn't have, and I could order this environment in the way that I couldn't in my actual life. Then, when I learned to write, I learned that I could do this not only for myself, but for other people. I could create whole things that were believable, at least to myself, at that point. And in this way, I began to wield an authority and a power that I had not had before. In other words, every child goes through this. Some pick football and some pick the library. I picked the library.
3[on movies] One learns a great deal from the movies. One learns comportment, one learns philosophy, one learns metaphysics, and one learns the meaning of life. I suppose that when one goes to the movies, it sort of seeps in through osmosis, and one learns a lot without knowing it -- even the latest violent flick, one does still does learn something. If you go to a film that thinks, then you learn a great deal more. I think this is true of the appeal of the films. I think that people approach films not only as an escapist drama of one kind or another. These are the great cathedrals of learning. People learn things. I remember in high school, some girls watched how June Allyson went down the steps, which was very graceful. And soon they were all doing it. Betty Grable taught me how to make eggs. You do use it for learning. I mean, role models: Gary Cooper taught me always to be noble and honest. And Johnny Weismuller taught me how to yodel and go through trees! You learn things, right?
1He virtually invented the discipline of Japanese film studies in English with his pioneering survey books on Japanese cinema and his classic studies of the works of Yasujirô Ozu and Akira Kurosawa.
2Author who wrote about the Japanese people and Japanese cinema.


Five Filosophical Fables1970
Dead Youth1967Short
Boy with Cat1966Short
Atami Blues1962Short


The Lovers' Exile1980subtitler: English
Kagemusha1980subtitle supervisor - US version / subtitler - international version


The Inland Sea1991Documentary book
Five Filosophical Fables1970


Emotion1966ShortEigo no narêtâ


Five Filosophical Fables1970


Five Filosophical Fables1970


Five Filosophical Fables1970producer


The Story of Film: An Odyssey2011TV Mini-Series documentary thanks - 2 episodes


The Story of Film: An Odyssey2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings and Legacy in Japan2008Video documentaryNarration - as the voice of Frank Lloyd Wright
A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki2006Documentary
Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences2006Video documentaryHimself
Under the Skin2002/IIDocumentaryHimself
Film Genre2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances2000TV SeriesHimself
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Music for the Movies: Tôru Takemitsu1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ikite wa mita keredo - Ozu Yasujirô den1983DocumentaryHimself
The Man Who Left His Soul on Film1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Conversations with Willard Van Dyke1981DocumentaryHimself
Tokyo 19581958Documentary short

Won Awards

1971Special AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USAFor the three-months retrospective of Japanese films.

Known for movies

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