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Rashmon 1950, Akira Kurosawa. A stunning recreation of Rynosuke Akutagawas Rashomon and In The Grove novels. Kurosawa is a master of beautiful photography. And Toshiro Mifune is indeed a 4-dimensional actor!


"Rashomon"- Akira Kurosawa.Four views of a murder and rape. The Japanese film is famous for the way it shows a series of events as seen by the different caracters. None of the caracters has the same version of the events. Each version is coloured by the person telling it.This is Hans Hillman's Poster for Kurosawa's Rashomon


Akira Kurosawa and the Art of Editing: "Akira Kurosawa possessed a masterful awareness of the filmmaking process, and those working close to him considered editing to be among his greatest talents… The following words on editing and Phil Baumhardt’s Profiles in Editing: Akira Kurosawa exemplify the filmmaker’s profound understanding of 'the invisible art' while the latter closely studies Kurosawa’s editing style and techniques in Seven Samurai."


Kagemusha (1980)

Kagemusha (1980) - Akira Kurosawa --excellent movie( not so great if you want a typical hack-and-slasher drama but a compelling story)


Akira Kurosawa (黒澤 明 Kurosawa Akira?, March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.


No matter how much work the director, the assistant director, the cameraman or the lightning technicians put into a film, the audience never knows. What is necessary is to show them something that is complete and has no excess...The art of the cinema has been called an art of time, but time used to no purpose cannot be called anything but wasted time. - Akira Kurosawa