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And Never The Twain Should Meet - High And Low (1963)

***Spoiler Warning*** Yes, once again, I’m writing about a 50+ year old movie, but to me that doesn’t matter. As I’ve noted before, if you’ve never seen the film, it’s a new movie to you, and there are certain twists in the plot that I will be discussing that you might not want to know about, so I’m gonna go ahead and throw a general warning up here just in case. 1,639 more words

Movies

The Quiet Duel

The Quiet Duel

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

1949

A doctor contracts syphilis while performing surgery during the Second World War and tries to keep his condition secret.  39 more words

Drama

Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior

Why KAGEMUSHA (1980) is a good movie.

Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece is a flawless depiction of the waring states period. It is also a story about the meaning of public service, and the depth of character required to survive in the public sphere. 336 more words

Drama

Shakespeare in Japan 2: Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa is considered Japan’s greatest film director.  Film giants such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese have all acknowledged the impact this director has had on their films.   362 more words

Culture

RASHOMON (1950 Japan)

More than a film, Rashomon is more of a meditation on the dishonest nature of man. As we listen to four different testimonies of the same heinous crime, we see that people will lie to save themselves, no matter what the circumstances. 484 more words

Blog

The Month of June 2015: From A Distance

Here I am in August, posting my shot of the month for June. I will readily admit I’ve been lazy, especially in this particular section of my blog. 226 more words

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