Takao Saito


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Red Beard (1966) — (Movie Clip) We Won’t Meet Again A visually striking flashback vignette deep in Akira Kurosawa’s narrative, Tsutomi Yamazaki as Sahachi, patient of Toshiro Mifune’s title character, in a deathbed confession recalls meeting his wife (Miyuki Kuwano) whom he believed died years earlier, with her baby by another father, shortly after her remains were found in his home, in Red Beard, 1966.
Red Beard (1966) -- (Movie Clip) He's The Dictator In early 19th century Japan, skeptical young doctor Yasumoto (Yuzo Kayama) is introduced to the clinic and the head man (Toshiro Mifune, title character), early in Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard, 1966, from a novel by Shugoro Yamamoto.
Dodes 'Ka-Den -- (Movie Clip) Train Freak! Roku-chan (Yoshitaka Zushi) in the middle of his Tokyo slum pantomime, imagining himself a conductor, the film's title being Japanese slang for the sound of a streetcar, early in Akira Kurosawa's Dodes 'Ka-Den, 1970.
Dodes 'Ka-Den -- (Movie Clip) Please Dear Buddha Opening scene, Roku-chan (Yoshitaka Zushi), who dreams of being a conductor, with his mother (Kin Sugai), their Tokyo slum dwelling decorated with streetcar drawings director Akira Kurosawa solicited from Japanese kids, in Dodes 'Ka-Den, 1970.
Dodes 'Ka-Den -- (Movie Clip) If We Become Weak The old man (Kamatari Fujiwara) ventures out into the slum, gets heckled, as the beggar (Noboru Mitsutahi) offers his first philosophical commentary for his son (Hiroyuki Kawase), director Akira Kurosawa shooting on location in a Tokyo dump, in Dodes 'Ka-Den, 1970.
Ran (1985) -- (Movie Clip) We Are Lost! Returned from a day of politicking with his sons, Hidetori (Tatsuya) takes a nap and awakens to find himself betrayed, as the action starts in Akira Kurosawa's version of King Lear, from 1985, Ran.
Ran (1985) -- (Movie Clip) Three Arrows Director Akira Kurosawa switches daughters for sons and uses a Japanese parable of three arrows in place of Shakespeare's test of love, Lord Hidetori (Tatsuya Nakadai) holding court, in Ran, the 1985 treatment of King Lear.
Ran (1985) -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Hunt The chilling opening scene, the hunt of a wild boar, from Ran, 1985, director Akira Kurosawa's interpretation of Shakespeare's King Lear, starring Tatsuya Nakadai as the aging king.
Ran (1985) -- (Movie Clip) Lord And Master Lady Sue (Yoshiko Miyazaki) taking on airs and pressing her husband Taro (Akira Terao), and along with "The Fool" (Shinnosuke Ikehata) angering Lord Hidetori (Tatsuya Nakadai), in Akira Kurosawa's Ran, 1985.