"The character is very much built on the iconic presence of the Man With No Name in the Sergio Leone movies, played by Clint Eastwood, [and] the lone samurai in Akira Kurosawa
," he said.
"Her numerous film credits, including Akira Kurosawa
's Rashomon, gained her many accolades such as a Golden Globe nomination and an Award of Merit at the 40th Japanese Academy Awards."
is a startup streetwear brand that draws its name and inspiration from Akira Kurosawa
's 1960 noir film, 'The Bad Sleep Well,' a critique on corporate corruption.
Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa
's "Seven Samurai" (1954) stood first, followed by "Bicycle Thieves" (1948) by Vittorio de Sica, a leader of the neorealist movement of Italy, and "Tokyo Story" (1953), by Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu.
AS A 6-YEAR-OLD IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, Bill Woolridge went to the cinema with his older brother to watch Akira Kurosawa
The Hero and the Grave: The Theme of Death in the Films of John Ford, Akira Kurosawa
and Sergio Leone
He is the second Japanese filmmaker to win this award, after Akira Kurosawa
The fact that Akira Kurosawa
's 1954 epic features regularly on "Best Films Ever" lists might say more about the kind of people who vote in such polls than the movie itself.
When Rashomon won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival in 1951, it opened up the floodgate for Japanese films to be shown in the west and made its director, Akira Kurosawa
, who had already been making films for more than a decade, internationally known.
The filmmaker, no relation to legendary director Akira Kurosawa
, is best known internationally for horror masterpieces such as Pulse (2001), as well as dramas including Tokyo Sonata (2008).
Fox," taps the iconic works of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa
as a primary inspiration to bring this magical cast of handmade puppets to life -- without the fingerprints commonly seen on those stop-motion Aardman characters.
"As soon as Akira Kurosawa
would make a film, it would get remade with cowboys.