from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998. Japanese filmmaker whose internationally acclaimed works, including Rashomon (1950), The Seven Samurai (1954), and Ran (1985), often concern traditional Japanese institutions.
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. Japanese filmmaker noted for blending Japanese folklore with western styles of acting (1910-1998)
watch a kurosawa documentary or two and you'd know lucas and coppola were instrumental in having Kagemusha funded the remaining funding of about 6 million in a time where most japanese considered Kurosawa "washed up" or "out of touch" with modern society.
Japanese director Kurosawa is best known for “Ran” and “Seven Samurai.”
The legendary director Kurosawa is rumored to have listed My Neighbor Totoro among the ten greatest films ever made.
Interesting story, and one can obviously tell that Kurosawa is having a field day with the widescreen format, but the characters seemed cardboard-thin and it plods along with little variety in the landscape or tone.
Booksquare sent Ronin Kurosawa into Second Life to report on what book publishers are up to there.
There is also idealism in Kurosawa's vision which makes his vivid portraits of fear, desperation, and social malaise more bearable.
If you’d only watch Seven Samurai at the cinema because Kurosawa is too sacred to be shown on the small screen or if you salivate at the thought of a new addition to the Criterion Collection, why waste your time watching movies on Monday when you could show off your knowledge of cinematic minutiae at The John Hewitt?
The setting recalls Kurosawa, Sergio Leone and "Mad Max" in equal measure.
For most Japanese living in the early Fifties, the idea of Kurosawa making an action picture would have been nearly as anathema as
It’s easy to forget sometimes that Akira Kurosawa was a great filmmaker, not just someone who made great samurai movies.
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