The Solitude of the Oppressed: García Márquez and Akira Kurosawa discussing war, alienation, films, humanity

In October 1990, Gabriel García Márquez visited Tokyo during the shooting of Akira Kurosawa’s penultimate feature, Rhapsody in August. García Márquez, who spent some years in Bogota as a film critic before penning landmark novels such as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, spoke with Kurosawa for over six hours on a number of subjects. Below is a partial transcription of the conversation, first published by the Los Angeles Times in 1991. Gabriel García Márquez: I don’t want this conversation between friends to seem like a press interview, but I just have…