Akira Kurosawa

Navot Papushado Gunpowder Milkshake Interview

Navot Papushado on the 99 Movies Stuffed Inside ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’

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We chat with the director about why all contract killer movies begin with an eye towards Hitchcock, Kurosawa, and Leone.

Usagi Yojimbo Stan Sakai

Someone Should Jump on a ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Adaptation

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With streamers gobbling up weirdo comic book properties all over the place, Stan Sakai’s glorious Akira Kurosawa love-letter waits patiently.

The Mandalorian Chapter Two

The Western and Samurai Influences of ‘The Mandalorian’

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The galaxy far, far away was inspired by the Old West and feudal Japan.

Seven Samurai

There’s Still So Much to Learn About Storytelling From ‘Seven Samurai’

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Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece exists as an excellent example of how to craft a powerful story.

Seven Samurai

The Legacy of ‘Seven Samurai’

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A look at a host of other films influenced by Kurosawa’s classic.

Ikiru Kurosawa Hopeful

Akira Kurosawa, ‘Ikiru,’ and Being Thankful for The Right Movie at the Right Time

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In this essay published in 2015, Rob Hunter professes his thanks for Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru.

Akira Kurosawa filmmaking

6 Filmmaking Tips From Akira Kurosawa

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We compile the best advice from the master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, director of such classics as ‘Seven Samurai’ and ‘Rashomon.’