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Akira Kurosawa (1910–1998)

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Kurosawa generally is recognized as the best of the modern Japanese filmmakers. He was the first Japanese director to gain international recognition, partly because his storytelling technique is not culture-bound. Rashomon (1950), a story of rape and terror that is told from several different näytä lisää viewpoints, received first prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1951; the film's title has become synonymous with the concept of subjective truth expressed in widely varying versions of the same story. The Seven Samurai (1954), a humanistic tale of samurai risking their lives to defend a poor village, is another Kurosawa classic. Kurosawa has always been attracted to Western literature, and two of his most notable films are based on Shakespeare's plays: Throne of Blood (1957), a retelling of Macbeth, and Ran (1985), a masterly reinterpretation of King Lear. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Something Like an Autobiography (1975) 489 kappaletta
Seitsemän samuraita (1954) — Ohjaaja — 348 kappaletta
Tora! Tora! Tora! [1970 film] (1970) — Ohjaaja — 240 kappaletta
Rashomon [1950 film] (1950) 229 kappaletta
Ran (1985) — Director/Screenwriter — 190 kappaletta
Yojimbo [1961 film] (1961) — Director/Screenwriter — 144 kappaletta
Seittien linna (1957) — Ohjaaja — 136 kappaletta
Kätketty linnake (1958) 128 kappaletta
Ikiru (1952) 127 kappaletta
Kagemusha [1980 film] (1980) — Ohjaaja — 118 kappaletta
Last Man Standing [1996 film] (1996) — Story — 97 kappaletta
Sanjuro [1962 film] (1962) — Ohjaaja — 91 kappaletta
High and Low [1963 film] (1998) 72 kappaletta
Dreams [1990 film] (1990) 71 kappaletta
The Bad Sleep Well [1960 film] (1960) — Ohjaaja — 49 kappaletta
Yojimbo | Sanjuro (1961) — Ohjaaja — 43 kappaletta
Stray Dog [1949 film] (2004) — Ohjaaja — 38 kappaletta
Red Beard [1965 film] (1965) — Ohjaaja — 37 kappaletta
Dersu Uzala [1975 film] (2002) — Director/Screenwriter — 33 kappaletta
Drunken Angel [1948 film] (1948) — Ohjaaja — 29 kappaletta
Akira Kurosawa: Interviews (2007) 26 kappaletta
Rhapsody in August [1991 film] (1994) 24 kappaletta
Dodes'kaden [1970 film] (2009) 18 kappaletta
The Lower Depths (2015) — Ohjaaja — 17 kappaletta
I Live in Fear [1955 film] (2000) 15 kappaletta
The Idiot [1951 film] (1951) 10 kappaletta
Scandal [1950 film] (2007) 10 kappaletta
Ikiru (Modern Film Scripts) (1968) 9 kappaletta
Madadayo (2001) 9 kappaletta
Criterion 101 — Ohjaaja — 9 kappaletta
Samurai Swordplay - The Criterion Collection — Ohjaaja — 9 kappaletta
One Wonderful Sunday (2007) 7 kappaletta
The Most Beautiful (2010) 6 kappaletta
Hakuchi The idiot (2007) 5 kappaletta
Sanshiro Sugata 5 kappaletta
The Quiet Duel [1949 film] (2006) — Ohjaaja — 4 kappaletta
After the Rain [1999 film] — Screenwriter — 4 kappaletta
Conversaciones (2014) 3 kappaletta
Drawings 1 kappale
蛤蟆的油 (2006) 1 kappale
Traume 1 kappale
One Wonderful Sunday [VHS] (1999) 1 kappale

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A village hires seven samurai to defend them from rampaging bandits. While the seven warriors initially clash over varying differences, they eventually unite over their task to defend the villagers and vanquish their enemies.

I'll lead off with this: I know that the 3 hour+ runtime and subtitles will turn off many viewers, but if you can overlook those two things, certainly do so. This is a great classic film that, when you watch it, you can see how it has influenced so much of cinema since it was released. The way massive battles were shot obviously has influenced such franchises as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and even superhero films, and its character development, humor, acting, music, and so much more combine into a wonderful blend that makes for a classic Japanese action film that I am extremely glad to have watched. Aside from the lengthy runtime, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and look forward to revisiting it more in the future. Highly recommended for those who can get past the runtime and subtitled dialogue.

Content Concerns: There's quite a bit of (mostly) bloodless violence that does result in death and destruction. Language, while not in English, is a bit of a problem. There are approximately 50 subtitled uses of profanity, but strangely enough, after doing research I found out that apparently various translations have given various counts of language throughout, so apparently some was added in the Criterion Collection version that isn't in others and apparently the original Japanese version uses light profanity? It's a bit of an interesting dilemma, but it's worth noting since the language is present in the subtitles.

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DarthTindalus | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 29, 2023 |
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freixas | 1 muu arvostelu | Mar 31, 2023 |
Japón, siglo XII. En Kioto, bajo las puertas del derruido templo de Rashomon, se guarecen de la torrencial lluvia un leñador, un sacerdote budista y un peregrino. Los tres discuten sobre el juicio a un bandido, acusado de haber dado muerte a un señor feudal y violado a su esposa. Los detalles del crimen son narrados desde el punto de vista del bandido, de la mujer, del señor feudal -con la ayuda de una médium- y del leñador, único testigo de los hechos.

Ganadora del Oscar honorífico a la Mejor Película de Habla no Inglesa y nominada al Oscar a la Mejor Dirección Artística en blanco y negro. León de Oro en el Festival de Venecia. Una película capital del gran Akira Kurosawa ('Dersu Uzala'), con una enorme influencia en el cine moderno. Protagonizada por Toshirô Mifune ('Los siete samuráis') y Machiko Kyô ('La puerta del infierno'). Obra maestra.… (lisätietoja)
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bibliotecayamaguchi | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 16, 2022 |
Great self-portrait of the early days of one of my favorite movie directors, who made The Seven Samurai, my favorite film. Very interesting.
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kslade | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 8, 2022 |



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