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I forget the difference

between seduction

and arson


Individual Decision - The Most Beautiful, by Akira Kurosawa (1944)

The subject is the individual’s choice of action and behaviour in the service and in the context of the objectives of the society the individual is within. 140 more words

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Movie Review - "Dersu Uzala" (1975)

This is another case where the story of how the film got made is better than the film itself. Even though we now praise Akira Kurosawa as the greatest Japanese filmmaker of all time, and one of the most inspirational filmmakers ever, that was not the case when he was making films in the 1960s and 70s. 448 more words


Media Licentiousness – Scandal, by Akira Kurosawa (1950)

The subject of the film is the immorality of the press, its presumption that its putative freedom permits any reportage of any kind, irrespective of factuality but inclusive of the pursuit for profit. 239 more words

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More Snow Than Story - The Idiot, after Dostoyevsky, by Akira Kurosawa (1951)

At 166 minutes and even with another 100 minutes excised at the request of Shochiku, its production studio, Akira Kurosawa’s The Idiot is largely unendurable. It is boring, plodding, and narratively dead. 142 more words

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The Best Costume Design Oscar was first given out in 1948.  At first, there were separate categories for black-and-white and color films.  Edith Head had the most nominations with 35!  576 more words

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The Depravity of Power - Ran, by Akira Kurosawa (1985)

This is the film of a magnificent intellect. It is one of those examples in art of how the understanding of and attention to all detail infuses the greater whole with power. 214 more words

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