kurosawa kurosawa  /ˌkʊ roʊ ˈsɑ wə/


  • (n) Japanese filmmaker noted for blending Japanese folklore with western styles of acting (1910-1998)


  1. ‘Zatoichi’ collection landing on Blu-ray, DVD

    When you think “Japan” and “swords,” your first thought…heck, your first handful of thoughts, will almost certainly be some combination of Kurosawa films and actor Toshiro Mifune. Slightly less well-known in the West is actor Shintaro Katsu as Zatoichi, the blind masseur/gambler/swordsman of 19th-century Japan. This November, film-lover favorite Criterion will offer you a chance... Read More
    on August 17, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  2. Locarno Film Festival Review: Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 'Real' Wanders Through a Comatose Mind

    Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Real" features an ironic title. Like "Inception" or "The Matrix," the movie actively questions whether anything it depicts actually takes place. Set in a near-future where a technology called "sensing" allows people to step into the minds of comatose individuals, Kurosawa's adaptation of Rokurou Inui's novel contains a familiar set of ingredients cribbed ...
    on August 16, 2013     Source: indieWIRE


  1. "He was one of the world's biggest personalities. There were (Japanese film director Akira) Kurosawa, (Italy's Federico) Fellini and then Bergman. Now he is also gone," Danish director Bille August told The Associated Press.
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Bille August Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Akira Kurosawa - I have learned more from him than almost any filmmaker on the face of this Earth," said Steven Spielberg during a special video tribute to the late acclaimed Japanese...
    on Apr 5, 2010 By: Steven Spielberg Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  3. Harvey Weinstein stated, "Bob and I are extremely passionate about Asian Cinema and have always been enormous fans of Asian filmmakers from Akira Kurosawa to John Woo. We started building a library of Asian titles years ago and hope to continue...
    on May 23, 2006 By: Harvey Weinstein Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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