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Noh Theater: Overwhelming

The Japanese adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, called Throne of Blood or Spider Web Castle by Akira Kurosawa utilizes the old Japanese style of “Noh Theater” in order to portray a culturally different version of Macbeth. 580 more words

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Blind Spot 2016: The Bad Sleep Well

I have been gradually making my way through the filmography of the great Akira Kurosawa. Thanks to some bargain eBay purchases, the public library, and a three month subscription to Hulu, I should be able to access just about every one of his films except, I think,  832 more words

Let the stick decide

Early in John Ford’s YOUNG MR. LINCOLN, Henry Fonda drops a stick to decide which path to take in life.

Scene one of Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO, Toshiro Mifune throws a stick in the air to decide which route to take at a fork in the road. 103 more words

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High and Low

Details:
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Producer: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eljirô Hisaita, & Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Isao Kimura… 2,915 more words

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Ran

Ran

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Japan, 1985

Studio Canal, May 2016

This 4K restoration of Kurosawa’s classic film includes lots of extras, including an interview with the wonderful Mieko Harada. 158 more words

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EL EXQUISITO ARTE DE LOS STORYBOARDS QUE AKIRA KUROSAWA PINTÓ PARA SUS PELÍCULAS

EL DIRECTOR JAPONÉS AKIRA KUROSAWA HA SIDO CELEBRADO POR CREAR PELÍCULAS QUE INFLUENCIARON A ESPECTADORES Y DIRECTORES POR IGUAL, PERO TAMBIÉN ERA UN EXCELENTE PINTOR…

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MOVIE REVIEW | ***FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEKEND*** Sanjuro (1962)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “This is a story that could have been so easily tossed off and dismissed for some quickie, genre fun.  907 more words

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