Friday, December 23, 2022

RIP James J. Murakami


American art director and set designer James Junichi Murakami died in Los Angeles, California on December 15, 2022. He was 91. Born in Sacramento, California on June 4, 1931. He is best known for his Emmy-winning work as the art director on HBO's Deadwood, and his many collaborations with Clint Eastwood. He got his start in movies and television with a job at ZIV Studio, where he spent a number of years in various art departments. Murakami was an assistant art director on the 1977 Euro-western “Another Man, Another Chance” with James Caan and Genevieve Bujold.

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