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On Making Your First Movie: An Introvert's Guide

Once upon a time, I made a movie. It’s called TOKYO: A Matter of Life. No one has even seen it. No one will… 840 more words


The Most Beautiful (1944)

In 1943, Akira Kurosawa’s debut film ‘Sanshiro Sugata’ was released. A very competent and very promising film, it contained elements of Japanese wartime propaganda. With his second film ‘The Most Beautiful’ (or ‘Ichiban Utsukushiku’ if you’re feeling particularly pretentious), those elements of propaganda were turned up to eleven. 356 more words

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Sanshiro Sugata Part II

Sanshiro Sugata Part II

Directed by Akira Kurosawa


Sanshiro Sugata Part II, based on Tsuneo Tomita’s novel and a sequel to Sanshiro Sugata, is a martial arts film. 37 more words


One Wonderful Sunday

One Wonderful Sunday

Directed by Akira Kurosawa


One Wonderful Sunday is a Japanese language film that tracks the day in the life of a young and impoverished Japanese couple in Tokyo. 28 more words


Film #559: Ran (1985)

We leap now from Sweden of the 1950s to Japan of the Middle Ages as we find the only the film from the legendary Akira Kurosawa to be nominated for one of the ‘Big Five’ Oscars. 873 more words

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