Kurosawa, Akira

 611px-Akirakurosawa-onthesetof7samurai-1953-page88 Name: Akira Kurosawa

Born: March 23, 1910

Strengths: Style, Commentary

Weakness: None

Best Movie: Seven Samurai

Rating:    rating-153609_640 5.0

Profile:

  • Unorthodox approach to film-making as far as Japanese  standards were concerned.
  • A profound influence on 1970’s US cinema.
  • Influenced himself by western film-making techniques and story-telling conventions such as those mastered by John Ford.
  • Reinterpreted western narratives within Japanese feudal contexts.
  • His work is marked by a strong focus on natural phenomenon (i.e., rain, wind, etc.).
  • Had a calm and precise on-set presence.
  • Modeled many of his working practices on John Ford such as working with the same group of actors repeatedly or even the clothing he would wear.
  • Edited his own films.
  • Universality is a common theme throughout his films.

Rate this Director:

Vision
1
Style
1
Structure
1
Visuals
1
Sound
1
Innovation
1
Discipline
1
Story-telling
1
Production
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