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Thoughts on Rashomon (1950)

In an era of manufacturing boring narratives, Rashomon is refreshingly unique and timeless. Akira Kurosawa is a genius story teller who talks about the nuances of a patriarchal society no different from many parts of the world even nearly 70 years later. 654 more words

Akira Kurosawa

20 Random Facts About Samurai

Originally ran Feb. 17 in GeekMom.

From sainthood to swords, video games to cartoon series, the Japanese military nobility known as samurai are still making news in both history and pop culture. 1,327 more words


Rashomon (1950)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Written by Akira Kurosawa based on stories by Ryûnosuke Akutagawa
(number 297)

Rashomon is a classic, and it’s one that’s had influences over many tv series and movies since, you’ve probably seen a version of it without realising the roots. 331 more words


A Fist Full of Yojimbo

Whereas Kurosawa built Yojimbo as its own thing, a mosaic with pieces and elements from other sources, Sergio Leone’s A Fist Full of Dollars is a straight up copy. 340 more words


Ran (1985)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Written by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni and Masato Ide based on King Lear by William Shakespeare
(number 291)

First of all let me say the costumes in this are off the hook awesome. 535 more words


The Samurai, Western, and Film Noir

It’s somewhat amusing how George Lucas stole from Akira Kurosawa when Kurosawa himself tended to swipe things.

I recently got around to watching the commentary of the Criterion Collection version of… 351 more words


No Regrets For Our Youth

Kurosawa Odyssey

Year: 1946

Studio: Toho Studios

Screenwriter: Eijiro Hisaita

Cast: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjiro Okochi

Cinematographer: Asakazu Kakai

Music: Tadashi Hattori

Editor: Akira Kurosawa… 1,594 more words