The Films of Akira Kurosawa - Can't Stop the Movies
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The Films of Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was arguably the most popular and influential Japanese director of all time.  He worked throughout World War II to create a large body of work simultaneously critical of both his nationalistic peers and what he saw as a continued corrupting influence from the West.  Eventually he moved on to gripping historical dramas and samurai films which borrowed from American Westerns, and was borrowed heavily from in return.

Join website regular Andrew and his partner Kyle as they go through his filmography from start to finish.Kurosawa IntroductionSanshiro Sugata (1943)The Most Beautiful (1944)Sanshiro Sugata - Part 2 (1945)The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)No Regrets For Our Youth (1946)One Wonderful Sunday (1947)Drunken Angel (1948)The Quiet Duel (1949)Stray Dog (1949)Scandal (1950)Rashomon (1950)The Idiot (1951)Ikiru (1952)Seven Samurai (1954)I Live in Fear (1955)The Lower Depths (1957)The Hidden Fortress (1958)The Bad Sleep Well (1960)Yojimbo (1961)Sanjuro (1962)High and Low (1963)Red Beard (1965)Dodes'ka-den (1970)Dersu Uzala (1975)Kagemusha (1980)Ran (1985)Dreams (1990)Rhapsody in August (1991)Madadayo (1993)