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Brevity and the Wanderer

I am an unabashed fan of the rōnin story in all its forms, both eastern and western. I saw the works of Akira Kurosawa fairly young, the Man With No Name trilogy collects some of my favorite spaghetti westerns of all time, more recently I’ve gotten into folk stories of the Chinese Youxia. 1,400 more words


Magnificent Sevens … myth, math and aftermath … Part 3

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) was the inspiration for M7 1960.

Often regarded as one of the greatest films of all time
– and the first “Action Film” 104 more words

The Magnificent Seven

Misfortune Teaches Us the Truth: Ikiru (1952)

(Warning: Spoilers ahead)

Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura) is an unlikely hero. A perpetually hunched over, unremarkable man in late middle age, he’s spent the past thirty years working in civil service and is now the section chief of the Department of Public Affairs. 879 more words


Seven Samurai - Review


Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is one of those films that always feels like a breath of fresh air every time I watch it, a little over three hours long but it justifies all of that. 1,150 more words

Film Reviews

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

The Hidden Fortress is one of the Kurosawa films that inspired George Lucas to make Star Wars. It’s a wonderful film that tells the story from the point of view of two peasants. 331 more words


No Regrets For Our Youth (1946) ★★★

As I continue my quest to (eventually) see and review every Kurosawa film, I come to a film that is noticeably distinct from his others. 634 more words

Akira Kurosawa