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3 things about AKIRA KUROSAWA’S DREAMS

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams [1990] 1. The rippling of the flag in the wind sounds like a crackling fire. 2. Bright red wagon wheels leaning against a barn. 3. He drops the mutant rose to the ground and indifferently crushes it … Continue reading

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s RHAPSODY IN AUGUST

Rhapsody in August [1991] 1. A Brooklyn t-shirt tucked into high-waisted jeans. 2. The blind man feels his way around the monument. To remember. 3. “Many who wore white were saved on that day!”

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3 things about AKIRA KUROSAWA’S DREAMS

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams [1990] 1. She gently drapes him with her shawl. At first she pats him soothingly. Then she holds him down. 2. “I couldn’t get the ear right, so I cut it off and threw it away.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s RAN

Ran [1985] 1. “The hen pecks the cock and makes him crow.” 2. Two thin cuts on his bulging artery. 3.  “Prepare yourself to die, Lord Jiro. I will follow you.”

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s KAGEMUSHA

Kagemusha [1980] 1. He has three attendants and two pages. 2. Fan song interlude. 3. He is banished from his own mansion. They pelt him with mud.

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s DERSU UZALA

Dersu Uzala [1975] 1. The light from the fire stains the tree branches blood red. 2. Dersu shoots the rope in order to win the empty bottle that’s attached to it. 3. He waits as long as he can stand … Continue reading

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s DODES’KA-DEN

Dodes’-ka-den [1970] 1. Is the tic a sneeze? 2. When she refuses to close her eyes, he reaches up and puts out the light. 3. Brightly colored drawings of trains cover every inch of the walls.

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