Great Film Directors: Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai poster

Another of those memes on Facebook, just a little thing to get people talking about their favourite directors and pay homage. Dominick DiGregorio assigned me Akira Kurosawa, that’s a true friend!

So four things I have to say: (1) Akira Kurosawa was a master of his art, incredibly creative and perfectionist, who influenced the film medium so much that every time I (re-)watch one of his movies I feel I’m understanding more about the development of cinema in the mid-to-late 20th century. (2) He made 30 movies and I have not seen nearly enough of them. (3) Every one I’ve seen, though, has been well worth it. (4) My favourite is Seven Samurai (1954), it’s one of those movies which I never get tired of, along with Casablanca, Amadeus, or The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.



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