Considered a musical genius, Ryuichi Sakamoto, is capable of composing with a subtlety, precision and mastery, great soundtracks that have accompanied recognized movies and even animes and video games.
With a career of more than 40 years, in which he has also worked as an actor, producer, singer and pianist, Sakamoto has positioned himself as a unot one of the best current Japanese composers.
Pioneer electronic music with Yellow Magic Orchestra and winner of awards, including Oscar, BAFTA, Grammy and Golden Globe, we celebrate his birthday, with four of his best soundtracks:
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
In this film directed by Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie embodies Major Celliers, a British officer prisoner of war of the Japanese.
The camp commander, played by Ryuichi Sakamoto himself, becomes obsessed with this blond stranger, while Colonel Lawrence tries to bridge the divisions, emotional and linguistic, between captor and prisoner.
Sakamoto was also in charge of the main theme and the duet. Forbidden Colors with David Sylvian.
The Last Emperor (1987)
This tape directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, also has the performance and musicalization of Sakamoto.
The co-production between China, Italy, the United Kingdom and France He won nine Oscars, including Best Music, in which he collaborated with singer David Byrne and Chinese composer Cong Su.
This film that has the Original script by Guillermo Arriaga and the direction of the also Mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu, has the compositions and productions by the Argentinean Gustavo Santaolalla.
With the collaboration of Ryuichi Sakamoto, it became winner of the best musical score at the Oscars, while at the BAFTAs it won the award for best soundtrack.
The Revenant (2015)
Also directed and written by González Iñárritu, it has three Oscars, including best acting (Leonardo DiCaprio) and best direction.
La Music composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, with the special collaboration of Bryce Dessner, composer and guitarist of the band The National.