Akira Kurosawa info » All Posts http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/rss/ Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:41:34 +0000 http://bbpress.org/?v=2.5.8-5815 en-US http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/ikiru-to-live-as-gods-mask/#post-9542 <![CDATA[Reply To: Ikiru: "To Live" as God's Mask]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/ikiru-to-live-as-gods-mask/#post-9542 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:47:46 +0000 sleiman One of the strengths of real art, I think, is its capacity to resonate with almost anyone and their beliefs.

Space is important for that and Kurosawa’s films are full of space.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/ikiru-to-live-as-gods-mask/#post-9541 <![CDATA[Ikiru: "To Live" as God's Mask]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/ikiru-to-live-as-gods-mask/#post-9541 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:41:14 +0000 Vili Maunula Here’s a blog article titled IKIRU: “To Live” as God’s Mask by Rebecca Florence Miller, who finds resonance in the film with Christian theology, and Luther in particular.

Some of the comments are also interesting reading.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/evolution-of-an-artist-akira-kurosawa-video-series/#post-9540 <![CDATA[Reply To: Evolution of an Artist: Akira Kurosawa (video series)]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/evolution-of-an-artist-akira-kurosawa-video-series/#post-9540 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:29:50 +0000 Vili Maunula The fourth episode is on Seven Samurai.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/a-kurosawa-retrospective-in-los-angeles/#post-9519 <![CDATA[Reply To: A Kurosawa retrospective in Los Angeles]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/a-kurosawa-retrospective-in-los-angeles/#post-9519 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:27:54 +0000 Vili Maunula Oh yes, that trailer! The cat’s eyes popping in out of nowhere are hilarious. I would watch this movie!

Thanks so much for the reports, Leslie. It’s great to know that Kurosawa still has a pull on people.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/evolution-of-an-artist-akira-kurosawa-video-series/#post-9518 <![CDATA[Evolution of an Artist: Akira Kurosawa (video series)]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/evolution-of-an-artist-akira-kurosawa-video-series/#post-9518 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:44:55 +0000 Vili Maunula The YouTube account Nerdy, Inc. has started a Kurosawa series under the title “Evolution of an Artist: Akira Kurosawa”.

Three videos are out so far, discussing Stray Dog, Rashomon and Ikiru. You can find them below.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/blogs-on-kurosawas-symbiotic-relationship-with-mifune-shimura-and-nakadai/#post-9510 <![CDATA[Reply To: Blogs on Kurosawa's symbiotic relationship with Mifune, Shimura and Nakadai]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/blogs-on-kurosawas-symbiotic-relationship-with-mifune-shimura-and-nakadai/#post-9510 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:57:24 +0000 Longstone I’m with all of you here too , Shimura’s acting has always been fine and enjoyable in all the Kurosawa films,
and a good point that he doesn’t seem to get much coverage or discussion in english . I wonder if this is the same in Japan too ?
It got me trying to think what non-Kurosawa films I’ve seen him in ? Godzilla is a good shout Ugetsu ,
also Japan’s Longest Day ( Kihachi Okamoto ) which also has Mifune and Nakadai in plus a few other stars too. There must be some others I’m sure .

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/blogs-on-kurosawas-symbiotic-relationship-with-mifune-shimura-and-nakadai/#post-9509 <![CDATA[Reply To: Blogs on Kurosawa's symbiotic relationship with Mifune, Shimura and Nakadai]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/blogs-on-kurosawas-symbiotic-relationship-with-mifune-shimura-and-nakadai/#post-9509 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:35:09 +0000 lawless I agree that the less-flashy Simura often doesn’t get his due.

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/blogs-on-kurosawas-symbiotic-relationship-with-mifune-shimura-and-nakadai/#post-9508 <![CDATA[Reply To: Blogs on Kurosawa's symbiotic relationship with Mifune, Shimura and Nakadai]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/blogs-on-kurosawas-symbiotic-relationship-with-mifune-shimura-and-nakadai/#post-9508 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:12:08 +0000 Ugetsu I agree chomei, its a shame sometimes that Shimura is not as well remembered as Mifune – although perhaps that is the fate of pure ‘actors’ as opposed to ‘stars’. It hadn’t occurred to me that he would be good in Madadayo, but now that you mention it, the part would have been perfect for him had he lived long enough.

I wonder though has any actor in history had as great a single year as 1954 as Shimura? To star in Seven Samurai and Godzilla! How could anyone top that?

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/blogs-on-kurosawas-symbiotic-relationship-with-mifune-shimura-and-nakadai/#post-9507 <![CDATA[Reply To: Blogs on Kurosawa's symbiotic relationship with Mifune, Shimura and Nakadai]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/blogs-on-kurosawas-symbiotic-relationship-with-mifune-shimura-and-nakadai/#post-9507 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:40:24 +0000 chomei I have always felt that Shimura has not been as appreciated as he should be. One of the greatest actors I have ever seen. Ikuru is enough to convince anyone of that. Yet in his autobiography Kurosawa hardly mentions him. And isn’t Madadayo another version of Ikuru, but instead of a movie about a man who did nothing in his life, a film about a man who was an inspiration to many? And wouldn’t Shimura been perfect in Madadayo?

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http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/a-kurosawa-retrospective-in-los-angeles/#post-9506 <![CDATA[Reply To: A Kurosawa retrospective in Los Angeles]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/a-kurosawa-retrospective-in-los-angeles/#post-9506 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:06:10 +0000 Leslie No one had to wait in line for the bathrooms tonight, but not a bad turn out for Red Beard on a Sunday. Wonderful print, great movie, not enough Mifune. If Kurosawa was going to keep Mifune cooling his heels for almost two years, worried about making the payroll for his own production company, it would have been nice to have more than about twenty minutes of screen time for the eponymous character and headlining actor in a three-hour film.

I am lucky to have been able to see all these almost uniformly great 35mm prints, thanks to American Cinematheque. You are right, Ugetsu, it really does make a difference seeing them on the big screen!

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