Akira Kurosawa info http://akirakurosawa.info A website devoted to the study and appreciation of Akira Kurosawa's works and related subjects Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:07:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 A Look at the New ‘Ikiru’ Musical http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/10/17/a-look-at-the-new-ikiru-musical/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/10/17/a-look-at-the-new-ikiru-musical/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:29:41 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10701

The new musical based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru opened last week in Tokyo. While I have no way of attending a performance, I thought I’d take a look and see what I can find online. The reviews (see for instance here, here and here) seem pretty positive, and it looks like the producers […]

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English Remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru Planned http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/10/14/english-remake-of-akira-kurosawas-ikiru-planned/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/10/14/english-remake-of-akira-kurosawas-ikiru-planned/#comments Sun, 14 Oct 2018 06:05:27 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10689

Just as the new Ikiru musical has premiered in Tokyo, news are coming in that English producer Stephen Woolley is developing a new adaptation of Kurosawa's film for the big screen.

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Join the Akira Kurosawa Film Club! http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/10/09/join-the-akira-kurosawa-film-club/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/10/09/join-the-akira-kurosawa-film-club/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:24:53 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10669

Do you want the Akira Kurosawa Film Club to come back? If you do, take this survey. Over the past ten years or so, the Akira Kurosawa Online Film Club has been our very own and very informal film studies group. We have watched and discussed around 100 films, including every Kurosawa film at least […]

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Kurosawa screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto Has Died at Age 100 http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/07/21/kurosawa-screenwriter-shinobu-hashimoto-has-died-at-age-100/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/07/21/kurosawa-screenwriter-shinobu-hashimoto-has-died-at-age-100/#comments Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:54:07 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10600

The Japanese screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto has passed away. He succumbed to pneumonia on Thursday in his Tokyo home. He was 100 years old. Hashmito was a veteran screenwriter who had over 70 films to his name and continued to work well into his 80s. He was best known as a frequent key collaborator with Akira […]

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Akira Kurosawa Posters Exhibited in Tokyo http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/05/29/akira-kurosawa-posters-exhibited-in-tokyo/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/05/29/akira-kurosawa-posters-exhibited-in-tokyo/#respond Tue, 29 May 2018 10:06:19 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10574

A new exhibition with the name Kurosawa Travels Around the World has opened in Tokyo at the National Film Archive of Japan. The exhibition displays 84 posters made for Kurosawa’s films in 30 different countries, together with other materials. The items are selected from the collection of Toshifumi Makita, a researcher specialising in Akira Kurosawa. […]

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First Samurai in New York – A New Film by Justin Ambrosino http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/04/24/first-samurai-in-new-york-a-new-film-by-justin-ambrosino/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/04/24/first-samurai-in-new-york-a-new-film-by-justin-ambrosino/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:44:30 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10542

In the late 1800s, a Japanese woman, trained as a samurai by her late father, emigrates to New York in search of a better life… she finds Irish gangsters, racism, violence and death instead. Premiere this Saturday in Los Angeles, USA. If you are a long-time visitor in these here parts, you may remember a […]

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Ikiru musical to premiere this October http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/03/01/ikiru-musical-premiere-october/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2018/03/01/ikiru-musical-premiere-october/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:05:18 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10510

The 20th anniversary of Akira Kurosawa’s death will be marked with a brand new musical based on the director’s 1952 film Ikiru. Details about the adaptation are still fairly scarce, but the official website lists October 2018 as the premiere month and the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater as the venue. Tickets will come on sale […]

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More of Kurosawa’s Unfilmed Screenplays to be Made into Films http://akirakurosawa.info/2017/05/21/more-of-kurosawas-unfilmed-screenplays-to-be-made-into-films/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2017/05/21/more-of-kurosawas-unfilmed-screenplays-to-be-made-into-films/#respond Sun, 21 May 2017 06:24:34 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10435

Kurosawa Production and the Chinese production company Jinke Entertainment have signed a deal that gives the latter production rights to all of Akira Kurosawa’s unfilmed screenplays. The deal excludes only The Mask of the Black Death which is already in production at another Chinese company. The deal was announced in Cannes by Jinke Entertainment and […]

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Akira Kurosawa Video Section Added http://akirakurosawa.info/2017/03/08/akira-kurosawa-video-section-added/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2017/03/08/akira-kurosawa-video-section-added/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:22:56 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10236

I have added a new section to the website which collects Akira Kurosawa related videos from around the web. It is divided into two pages: Akira Kurosawa on Video is a collection of videos that feature Kurosawa himself. This includes short documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, commercials and awards ceremony appearances. Akira Kurosawa Video Essays collects […]

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Review: Song of the Horse (Kurosawa 1971 / SamuraiDVD) http://akirakurosawa.info/2017/03/03/review-song-of-the-horse-kurosawa-1971-samuraidvd/ http://akirakurosawa.info/2017/03/03/review-song-of-the-horse-kurosawa-1971-samuraidvd/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:06:23 +0000 http://akirakurosawa.info/?p=10398

Akira Kurosawa’s 1971 film Song of the Horse has long been something of a mystery for many Kurosawa aficionados. The film, Kurosawa’s only television project, has been entirely overlooked by Kurosawa critics, so much so that it is usually not even included in the director’s filmography. It is also routinely left out of Kurosawa’s biography: […]

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