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Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa


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Seven Samurai:... Hailed as the greatest film in the history of Japanese cinema, Seven Samurai is... more info $49.95was $49.95 Buy Now

Throne of... The greatest screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is Akira Kurosawa’s... more info $19.95was $19.95 Buy Now

Yojimbo: The... The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and... more info $39.95was $39.95 Buy Now

Red Beard: The... A young doctor discovers that he still has much to learn in "Red Beard" (1965),... more info $39.95was $39.95 Buy Now

Stray Dog: The... The line between good and evil is blurred in this early film-noir classic from... more info $39.95was $39.95 Buy Now

The Bad Sleep... Master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa recasts the Prince of Denmark into a Japanese... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: September 6, 1998
Born: March 23, 1910 Cause of Death: complications from a stroke
Birth Place: Japan Profession: Writer ... director screenwriter editor illustrator cartoonist dubber


Akira Kurosawa is unquestionably the best known Japanese filmmaker in the West. This can perhaps be best explained by the fact that he is not so much a Japanese or a Western filmmaker, but that he is a "modern" filmmaker. Like postwar Japan itself, he combines the ancient traditions with a distinctly modern, Western twist.

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