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This Saturday: AKIRA KUROSAWA

A giant of 20th-century cinema, Akira Kurosawa (1910 - 1998) was the first Japanese filmmaker to be acclaimed abroad, and is the only non-Westerner whose work is revered equally by American and European audiences and directors alike. Bridging the historical with the contemporary & Eastern cultural values with the West, his pictures cut across genres, periods and settings, indulging equally his love of John Ford Westerns, Shakespeare, the work of French director Jean Renoir, and his native bushido code. Kurosawa's work has exerted enormous influence on post-WWII film: George Lucas used Kurosawa's "Hidden Fortress" as a model for "Star Wars," Sergio Leone adapted his samurai tales to the "spaghetti western," and John Sturges transformed Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" into "The Magnificent Seven" (to cite but a few examples). Join UCSD-TV for our annual month–long homage to this visionary celluloid artist.


This Saturday's Movies - 5/23/2015
4:00 PM
10:00 PM
Akira Kurosawa's graphic samurai adaptation of Shakespear's "Macbeth".

(Japan, 1957, 110 min, dir. Akira Kurosawa, with Toshiro Mifune & Isuzu Yamada, Japanese with English subtitles).

6:00 PM
In a slum flophouse, a collection of beggars and thieves bewail their lot in life, and Osugi, the landlady, fights with her sister, Okayo, over the man they both desire, the thief Sutekichi.

(Japan, 1957, B&W, 125 min, dir. Akira Kurosawa, with Toshiro Mifune & Isuzu Yamada, Japanese with English subtitles)

8:15 PM
In ancient Japan, a woman is raped and her husband killed. The film gives us four viewpoints of the incident - one for each defendant

(Japan, 1951, 120mins, dir. Akira Kurosawa, with Machiko Kyo & Toshiro Mifune, Japanese with English subtitles)



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