Film Studies

There’s More to Kurosawa Than Samurai Films

Recently, thanks to Turner Classic Movies (and my DVR), along with an assist from the Des Moines Public Library, I was able to view several films by Akira Kurosawa for the first time. Not only is Kurosawa in the group of Japanese directors known as The Big Three (along with Kenji Mizoguchi and YasujirĂ´ Ozu) he is, without question, in the international pantheon of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Known primarily for his talent...

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