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Posts tagged ‘Akira Kurosawa’

Reprise » A Meme of 15 (Directors)

About five years ago, my friend J.D. — he of the wonderful RADIATOR HEAVEN blog — wrote about a particular meme that had arisen in the ether back then. Since…


Friday Forgotten Film: The Master Gunfighter

“All history is part fact, part fiction, and mostly interpretation.” Many are well aware of the interconnection the American Western and Japanese Jidaigeki films have, the latter more commonly…


TMT: Ran at the Royal

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. As I’ve stated before, “… what really kicks off an entry… most of the time is other bloggers.” In this case, Monica’s guest post over at Tyson Carter’s site, Head in a Vice, had the honors. Her look (published in the U.S. on Veteran’s Day) at one stellar epic by a master of cinema kicked off this memory download.

“This is truly one of the most epic Japanese films of the Feudal era. The fabric of story that Kurosawa has weaved creates an awe dropping experience that completely engulfs the viewer in a web of deep-rooted plot. It doesn’t overwhelm you to the point where you are sitting there wondering who is who and what just transpired. It’s laid out in a way that one can fully understand the characters and where their loyalties lie.”


TMT: That’s Some Baby Cart

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Most of the time, I can pinpoint or estimate…