Akira Kurosawa info » All Posts http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/rss Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:34:06 +0000 http://bbpress.org/?v=2.5.8-5815 en-US http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/hellosawa/#post-9894 <![CDATA[Reply To: hellosawa]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/hellosawa/#post-9894 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:33:41 +0000 Ugetsu That looks really good, the music goes brilliantly with those images. I’m looking forward to seeing the full feature.

http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/hellosawa/#post-9893 <![CDATA[Reply To: hellosawa]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/hellosawa/#post-9893 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:10:17 +0000 ssj slapped together a trailer. enjoy!

still working on the featurette; haven’t yet started the commentary track. also awaiting feedback on a draft from a handful of fellow editors, after which i can fix any problems that my eyes & ears missed.

if all goes well, i should have this baby released by september 2016.

http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/paypal-and-yelp-co-founder-on-the-importance-of-seven-samurai/#post-9887 <![CDATA[Reply To: PayPal and Yelp co-founder on the importance of Seven Samurai]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/paypal-and-yelp-co-founder-on-the-importance-of-seven-samurai/#post-9887 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 22:02:51 +0000 ssj The Yojimbo Guide to Negotiating with Gangsters

http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/lets-take-five-podcast-is-covering-kurosawa/#post-9886 <![CDATA[Reply To: Let\'s Take Five podcast is covering Kurosawa]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/lets-take-five-podcast-is-covering-kurosawa/#post-9886 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 17:20:14 +0000 ARileyL Yes, you can listen to any episode on our website with the embedded video. We’re also iTunes and other podcasting apps like the one I prefer, Downcast.

Yojimbo is such a wonderful movie as well. I live in Chicago and my favorite theatre in the city, The Music Box, had Yojimbo as a matinee a few weeks ago. It was so much fun to see it with a full audience, especially since I hadn’t seen it in years. I forgot how funny it was. Especially since I was watching Rashomon and Seven Samurai for this podcast, I loved to watch Mifune so calm and particular with all of his movements, instead of being the wild bandit or the youthful Kikuchiyo. He reminded me of the super cool criminals of other films like in Le Samurai or Danny Ocean.

http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/lets-take-five-podcast-is-covering-kurosawa/#post-9885 <![CDATA[Reply To: Let\'s Take Five podcast is covering Kurosawa]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/lets-take-five-podcast-is-covering-kurosawa/#post-9885 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 16:03:31 +0000 ssj concur re: yojimbo.

saw high and low for the first time last month. Though the cinematography and editing were pretty good, and mifune a joy to watch, the police quite clever, there’s something missing for me. . . I prefer riding kurosawa’s waybackwhen machine.

edit: is there a way to listen to the podcast on the website?

http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/lets-take-five-podcast-is-covering-kurosawa/#post-9884 <![CDATA[Reply To: Let\'s Take Five podcast is covering Kurosawa]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/lets-take-five-podcast-is-covering-kurosawa/#post-9884 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 08:22:36 +0000 Ugetsu Sounds a great project (I don’t have time right now to listen to your podcast, but definitely will later).

Your list is pretty close to a perfect ‘definitive five’ I think for Kurosawa, although its hard to fit in any particular 5. The only change I’d make is to put it Yojimbo, but then again I’m not sure which one I’d drop it its favour… maybe Ran.

http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/lets-take-five-podcast-is-covering-kurosawa/#post-9883 <![CDATA[Let\'s Take Five podcast is covering Kurosawa]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/lets-take-five-podcast-is-covering-kurosawa/#post-9883 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:54:15 +0000 ARileyL Hi Everyone,

First of all, this site is awesome. I’m loving the articles especially the link to the video about how Kurosawa framed Rashomon.

I have a podcast called Let’s Take Five. It’s where my friend and I pick a legend from cinema and then choose five of their films that represent their range and mastery of the craft. We’re currently reviewing Akira Kurosawa and we’re two episodes in. The five movies we’re covering are…

1) Rashomon
2) Ikiru
3) Seven Samurai
4) High and Low
5) Ran

We hope you like the show! Which of Kurosawa’s films would you pick for his definitive five?



http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/high-and-low-whats-in-a-name/#post-9882 <![CDATA[Reply To: High and Low: What's in a name]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/high-and-low-whats-in-a-name/#post-9882 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:13:18 +0000 ssj It’s an amusingly profit-oriented choice of name.

But, who knows, could be more metaphorical than that!

http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/high-and-low-whats-in-a-name/#post-9881 <![CDATA[Reply To: High and Low: What's in a name]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/high-and-low-whats-in-a-name/#post-9881 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:49:30 +0000 lawless SSJ wrote:

interestingly, the linguistic cognate for “gold” in korean is kim.

It wouldn’t surprise me if that’s part of the reason why Kim is the most common Korean surname.

http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/high-and-low-whats-in-a-name/#post-9880 <![CDATA[Reply To: High and Low: What's in a name]]> http://akirakurosawa.info/forums/topic/high-and-low-whats-in-a-name/#post-9880 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:38:12 +0000 ssj If it weren’t for kinjin from tekken revolution (a PS3 game) and multiple cries of “gold!” in the hidden fortress, I wouldn’t have picked up on at least one of the meanings of kingo’s name.

interestingly, the linguistic cognate for “gold” in korean is kim. similar enough.