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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s MAADADAYO

Maadadayo [1993] 1. The frost on the empty glass of beer. 2. Twin cat memorials at the edge of the garden. 3. The final shot uses digital video instead of film.

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s THE HIDDEN FORTRESS

The Hidden Fortress [1958] 1. He gives them five bars of silver for the horse. 2. “They’re all inferior but choose one.” 3. The soldiers flee and are immediately shot by their own troops. 3 other things.

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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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