Tag Archives: Akira Kurosawa

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

The Magnificent Seven doesn’t start with fanfare. No blaring horns to signal the American West, no soaring strings to complement the vast vistas before the camera, no cinematic shots of warring bandits cresting a hill, no legends and no heroes. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THRONE OF BLOOD

The movie opens and closes with a similar image, the ruins of a fortress, built at the foot of Mt. Fuji, enveloped by fog. A visual cue from famed Japanese director, Akria Kurosawa reminding viewers that what goes around, comes … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Born On This Day – May 14, 1944

“The object is to try to get the system to work for you, instead of against you. And the only way you can do it is through success, I’m afraid.” –George Lucas

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Born On This Day – March 23, 1910

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.” “My way of creating, my style if you want to call it that, is something I was born with: it comes naturally. … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

In Their Words – Tuesday, May 21, 2013

“I am often asked if there is anything special I do to make my films understood by foreigners. I reply that I am making my films as a Japanese as honestly as I can. So these films are understood by … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged | Leave a comment

In Their Words – Monday, April 15, 2013

“With a good script, a good director can produce a masterpiece. With the same script, a mediocre director can produce a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film. For truly … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged | Leave a comment

In Their Words – Saturday, March 23, 2013

“Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied… That’s why they can keep on working. I’ve been able to work for so long because I think next time, I’ll … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged | Leave a comment