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    a filmmaker of Kurosawa's stature

    Was this written by a non-native speaker? I guess native speakers would write "the stature of the filmmaker Kurosawa", but is this way also common and normal?

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    ex)...You must pay me," Kurosawa wrote. Leone, who was thrilled that a filmmaker of Kurosawa's stature would threaten to sue him, eventually agreed to give him fifteen percent of Fistful's worldwide box-office receipts.

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    Re: a filmmaker of Kurosawa's stature

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Was this written by a non-native speaker? I guess native speakers would write "the stature of the filmmaker Kurosawa", but is this way also common and normal?

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    ex)...You must pay me," Kurosawa wrote. Leone, who was thrilled that a filmmaker of Kurosawa's stature would threaten to sue him, eventually agreed to give him fifteen percent of Fistful's worldwide box-office receipts.
    It's fine and probably written by a native speaker.

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    Re: a filmmaker of Kurosawa's stature

    Agreed. :)

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    Re: a filmmaker of Kurosawa's stature

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's fine and probably written by a native speaker.

    I agree, and I can't see a way to make "the stature of the filmmaker Kurosawa" fit into that sentence without it sounding very unnatural indeed. You could at a pinch say "...who was thrilled that a filmmaker of the stature of Kurosawa would threaten to sue him..." but I think the original way is by far the most natural.

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