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ON THIS DAY: August 20, 2017

August 20th is

National Honey Bee Day *

Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

National Lemonade Day *

National Radio Day

International Homeless Animals Day *

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Cinema - Episode 7: The War With Television

And welcome back!

The War With Television: 1960-1970



Your HOST jumps into the room wearing a fun hat, but you don’t notice because you’re watching TV. 1,688 more words

Film History


The Kurosawa Odyssey

Year: 1950

Studio: Daiei Film Co. Ltd.

Screenwriter: Akira Kurosawa & Shinobu Hashimoto, based on the story by Ryunosuke Akutagaa

Cast: Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Machiko Kyo, Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori… 1,811 more words


The Spectacle of Transnational Cinema - Thoughts on 'Yojimbo' and 'Hero'

Cinema is a powerful art form that tells stories of various genres on a global scale. The multinational spectacle that is Asian cinema beckons for many similarities in both narrative and technique. 533 more words

Akira Kurosawa

Double Feature #22 - The Lower Depths and The Lower Depths

This week, I’m trying a bit of an experiment(although now that I think of it, this whole thing is an experiment). This week, I’m covering the same story from two different perspectives. 1,826 more words

Double Feature

Stray Dog

The Kurosawa Odyssey

Year: 1949

Studio: Toho Studios

Screenwriter: Akira Kurosawa & Ryuzo Kikushima

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Cinematographer: Asakazu Nakai… 1,557 more words

Film Noir

The Scandal: Truth is the Publicity

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Produced by Takashi Koide
Written by Akira Kurosawa and Ryuzo Kikushima
Cast: ToshirĊ Mifune,Takashi Shimura,Shirley Yamaguchi and
Noriko Sengoku

A scandal is created when a misleading photo of a famous artist and singer gets published by a tabloid magazine. 786 more words

Japanese Films