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Top Ten Movies: 1948

Certain years are unquestionable in their top ranking of an undisputed masterpiece standing at the helm of its reputation. 1948 is not such a year. In fact, any of the top three titles could easily switch around on any given day. 545 more words

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The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress was the director’s most commercially successful film at the time of its release and also one that critics were late to admire. 210 more words


Kakushi toride no san akunin

Matashichi y Tahei, dos campesinos en busca de fortuna descubren oro dentro de unos leños. Pronto tropiezan con el dueño del mismo, que busca escabullirse tras líneas enemigas hacia otro territorio, con el tesoro. 385 more words


4 Shots From 4 Films (Setsuko Hara): Sound Of The Mountain, Tokyo Story, Late Spring, No Regrets For Our Youth

Apparently, Japanese actress Setsuko Hara passed away on September 5th, but it seems we are only hearing about it now. She is probably best known for the films she made with director Yasujirô Ozu, but she worked with other well known Japanese directors as well. 25 more words

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Review: Films Inspired By Japan – Star Wars (1977)


For the average Star Wars fan this may come as a bit of a surprise but many Star Wars fanboys (and girls) and Japanophiles are aware of how much Star Wars was influenced by Japanese cinema and particularly the works of legendary director Akira Kurosawa. 678 more words

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Video: Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement

In this short “supercut” video essay, Tony Zhou shows how Akira Kurosawa uses movement in his shots to capture mood and character.

— Shot from Seven Samurai

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Criterion Blogathon: Akira Kurosawa’s Judo Epic: SANSHIRO SUGATA, Parts One and Two

This entry is part of the Criterion Blogathon sponsored by Criterion Blues, Silver Screenings, and Speakeasy. SANSHIRO SUGATA (1943) and SANSHIRO SUGATA, PART TWO (1945) are the first and fourth films directed by Akira Kurosawa, a man I consider to be one of the five greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema. 3,666 more words