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Takumi Furakawa

Other names : Daai Go Mei
Dai4 Gao1 Mei3
Tai Kao Mei
Birthdate : 1/1/1917
Nationality : Japan
Workplace : Hong Kong, Japan
Sex : Male
Activities : Director (2), Writer (1)


Tai Kao-mei, Japanese director, was originally named Takumi Furukawa. Born 1917, he graduated from the Art department of Nihon University, and joined the scriptwriting team at Japan’s Nikkatsu Studio.

After WWII he became assistant to a number of famous Japanese directors including Akira Kurosawa and Heinosuke Gosho. In 1954 he began to direct movies, and was made famous bydirecting Season Of The Sun (1956), which was adapted from Shintaro Ishihara’s Akutagawa Prize-winning novel.

In 1967 he was hired by Shaw Brothers and came to Hong Kong with the moniker Tai Kao-mei. He directed 2 James Bond-type movies which were The Black Falcon and Kiss And Kill. With his expertise in camera work, lighting and editing, and fully capitalizing on Shaw Brothers’ gigantic studio and scope technique, he created a unique style of dazzling dramatic effects. With gimmicks of casting beautiful girls. and gadgetry battles between secret agents across land, sea and air, his productions surpassed other Mandarin movies of the time, and attained great popularity.

Source : Celestial Pictures

 [ 1960 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Black Falcon 1967 Director, Writer
 Kiss And Kill 1967 Director

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