Akira Kurosawa


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Japanese filmmaker noted for blending Japanese folklore with western styles of acting (1910-1998)

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Vahdani, a film analyst and fiction writer who researches American and Japanese period films, examines the theme of death in Western and Japanese period genre films by John Ford, Akira Kurosawa, and Sergio Leone and its impact on the position of the hero.
The award has gone to a non-white director only three times in Bafta history: in 1981 (Akira Kurosawa, for Kagemusha); 2001 (Ang Lee, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); and 2006 (Ang Lee, for Brokeback Mountain).
The actor actually began his career in samurai and war films, starring notably in the Akira Kurosawa classic Seven Samurai, alongside Ishiro Honda's WWII film 'Eagle of the Pacific', who later went on to direct the first 'Godzilla' and spotted how energetic Nakajima was on set, realising he was the perfect pick to play the film's monstrous star.
Nakajima started off as a stunt actor in samurai and war films including "Seven Samurai" by Akira Kurosawa, the BBC said.
Air Marshal ( Retd) Naresh Verma, director of India International Centre says, " We are marking the 400th death anniversary of Shakespeare by screening six Shakespeare film adaptations by diverse directors like Basil Dearden , Grigori Kozintsev and Iosef Shapiro , Akira Kurosawa and Roman Polanski." The 2015 edition, to be held on October 22- 26, seems to be one centered around paying tributes.
Tom Hanks helped drive Clint Eastwood's "Sully" to nearly $100 million at the box office, while Denzel Washington led Antoine Fuqua's remake of the i960 film "The Magnificent Seven" --itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 movie "The Seven Samurai"--to $35 million in its debut weekend.
Quite why anyone would pay to see it over the original - itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai - remains a mystery.
Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 drama "Tokyo Story" was their top selection, followed by Akira Kurosawa's 1950 work "Rashomon" and Wong Kar Wai's "In the Mood for Love."
"Most of what I learned was through watching films and reading about film makers such as Yasujiro Ozu, Satyajit Ray and Akira Kurosawa," says Saleh.
Hollywood, CA, April 12, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Akira Kurosawa, one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, has been honored with the launch of the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film.
It has shown the works of some of the world's greatest filmmakers from Akira Kurosawa to Stanley Kubrick.
Chinese composer Xiao Yings' short composition, The Cloud on the Wishful Side, sounded like something from an Akira Kurosawa movie, although parts of it reminded me of the 2003 South Korean film, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...
Toshiro Mifune is a bodyguard for hire in Akira Kurosawa's darkly comic samurai saga, inspired by Dashiell Hammett's novel Red Harvest and famously remade by Sergio Leone as A Fistful Of Dollars.
Of the many films directed by Akira Kurosawa, his twelfth feature film (1951) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Hakuchi) is perhaps the most ill fated.