Daisuke Ito
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1898


Though he is largely forgotten today, Daisuke Ito was regarded during the 1920s and early '30s as Japan's premier film director. Sadly, much of his early silent work has been lost. Starting with his first film in 1924, Ito stripped away trite conventions of the samurai film and infused the genre with an unprecedented level of sophistication; he incorporated material from German and French novels...