Today is the birthday of one of the greatest humans ever to work behind a camera, director Akira Kurosawa. If he were alive today, Kurosawa would be 110 years old. Film (and digital) shots, whether still or moving, can make the mundane beautiful, and make the beautiful breathtaking.
One of my personal favorites of all time is the one that introduced to the world the 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport and its baby brother, the Familia Rotary Coupé,. Angling skyward on a banked curve during testing, the brightness in the image of the cars, the sky, the unblemished track surface, perfectly captured the optimism and seemingly unlimited potential of not just the new type of engine under the hood, but of Japan’s coming industrial boom.
What shot of a JNC will be forever seared into your brain?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your JNC project until this whole coronavirus thing blows over?”
We enjoyed hearing of self isolation plans, which varied greatly from Nigel‘s building of a 1:24 scale Nissan Leopard 280 TR-X to Geoff‘s building of a 1:1 scale Datsun 240Z. Others, like teddy, are content to give their car a much-deserved wax, while Lee L embarks on a journey to organize his garage. The winner, however, was mrfive1oh, who’s aims to finish his Datsun 510 project while juggling three kids and a new job: