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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
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Verk av Akira Kurosawa

Something Like an Autobiography (1975) 501 exemplar
Seven Samurai [1954 film] (1954) — Regissör — 364 exemplar
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) — Regissör — 245 exemplar
Rashomon [1950 film] (1950) 234 exemplar
Ran (StudioCanal Collection) [Blu-ray] (1985) — Director/Screenwriter — 195 exemplar
Yojimbo [1961 film] (1961) — Director/Screenwriter — 152 exemplar
Throne of Blood [1957 film] (1957) — Regissör — 139 exemplar
The Hidden Fortress [1958 film] (1958) 134 exemplar
Ikiru [1952 film] (1952) 131 exemplar
Kagemusha (1980) — Regissör — 123 exemplar
Last Man Standing [1996 film] (1996) — Story — 100 exemplar
Sanjuro [1962 film] (1962) — Regissör — 100 exemplar
High and Low [1963 film] (1998) 73 exemplar
Dreams [1990 film] (1990) 73 exemplar
The Bad Sleep Well [1960 film] (1960) — Regissör — 49 exemplar
Yojimbo | Sanjuro (1961) — Regissör — 44 exemplar
Stray Dog [1949 film] (2004) — Regissör — 41 exemplar
Red Beard [1965 film] (1965) — Regissör — 38 exemplar
Dersu Uzala [1975 film] (2002) — Director/Screenwriter — 35 exemplar
Drunken Angel [1948 film] (1948) — Regissör — 29 exemplar
Akira Kurosawa: Interviews (2007) 26 exemplar
Rhapsody in August [1991 film] (1994) 24 exemplar
Dodes'kaden [1970 film] (1970) 19 exemplar
The Lower Depths [1957 film] (2015) — Regissör — 18 exemplar
I Live in Fear [1955 film] (2000) 14 exemplar
Ikiru (Modern Film Scripts) (1968) 10 exemplar
Scandal [1950 film] (2007) 10 exemplar
The Idiot [1951 film] (1951) — Regissör; Screenwriter; Redaktör — 10 exemplar
Samurai Swordplay - The Criterion Collection — Regissör — 9 exemplar
Criterion 101 — Regissör — 9 exemplar
Madadayo (2001) 9 exemplar
Hakuchi The idiot (2007) 6 exemplar
The Quiet Duel [1949 film] (2006) — Regissör — 5 exemplar
After the Rain [1999 film] — Screenwriter — 4 exemplar
Conversaciones (2014) 3 exemplar
Traume 1 exemplar
蛤蟆的油 (2006) 1 exemplar
Drawings 1 exemplar

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“Rashomon” by Akira Kurosawa, alike “Così è (se vi pare)¨ and ¨Six Characters In Search of an Author¨ by Luigi Pirandello masterfully tell us about the multiple essence of truth. Rashomon explores the unreliability of narrative perspective and the mutable nature of truth. Through the theoretical framework of Einstein's theory of relativity, the dynamics of the film take on new strange dimensions. By viewing the events through a relativistic lens, causality and chronology buckle in fascinating ways. What was witnessed as sequential becomes concurrent; perspectives once opposing align in strange superpositions. The implications are profound - both unsettling conventional logic and opening insights into the fluid nature of reality itself. It offers not easy answers, but new ways of seeing beyond what was before.… (mer)
jgcorrea | 2 andra recensioner | Apr 14, 2024 |
Who's a fictional military leader I'd follow into combat? Kambei Shinada (Takashi Shimura) from Kurosawa's 7 Samurai, of course. The old-school, old-gangsta bad-ass middle-aged man 💪
jgcorrea | 4 andra recensioner | Mar 15, 2024 |
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.

(November 2023)
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DarthTindalus | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 29, 2023 |
freixas | 1 annan recension | Mar 31, 2023 |



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