Akira Kurosawa

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

Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece exists as an excellent example of how to craft a powerful story.It goes without saying that a solid screenplay is key …

Filmmaking

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Film (UK)

Kind Twitter account helpfully points out inconsistencies in cinema

There’s nothing that takes you out of a movie more than an obvious plot hole or continuity error. Luckily, there is a new Twitter account whose sole …

Offbeat News

New Sci-Fi DUSTx Aug. 18

DUSTx, from Gunpowder & Sky, will kick off on Roku with 20 movies, 30 series, and 200 short filmsThe post New Sci-Fi DUSTx Aug. 18 appeared first on …

Science Fiction

These Movie Posters Bring New Colour And Life to Some Classic Films

A movie poster can be an exciting canvas on which an artist can work, a place where a creator can put all their visual thoughts about a film into a …

Posters

Cool Stuff: Alfred Hitchcock Gets His Own Funko POP Vinyl Figure in Black and White

Alfred Hitchcock has directed some of the most iconic movies of all time. <b>Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window, The Birds, Dial M for</b> …

Cool Stuff

Screenwriter of Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Rashomon’ Passes Away at 100

Shinobu Hashimoto, the legend who penned the scripts of Akira Kurosawa’s most iconic films including <i>Ikiru</i> (1952) and <i>Seven Samurai</i> (1954), died of …

Entertainment (India)

Shinobu Hashimoto, Scriptwriter for Akira Kurosawa, Dies at 100

Shinobu Hashimoto, a prominent scriptwriter, director and producer, best known for his work with Akira Kurosawa, died in Tokyo Thursday from …

Celebrity (UK)

Shinobu Hashimoto, Screenwriter on Kurosawa's 'The Seven Samurai' and 'Rashomon,' Dies at 100

Hashimoto wrote or co-wrote more than 70 screenplays.<p>Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto, who wrote for some of the most iconic films in Japanese history, …

Film Festivals

Shinobu Hashimoto Dies: Screenwriter for ‘Rashomon’ And 70 Other Screenplays Was 100

Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto, whose work is credited as being among the most influential in film history, has died. He passed away Thursday at his …

Entertainment Industry

Castle in the Sky Voice Actor Fujio Tokita Passes Away at 81

Actor narrated Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi anime series for nearly 20 years<p>Actor and voice actor Fujio Tokita passed away on Wednesday due to a brain …

Manga

Boba Fett: The last bounty hunter

You can tell that <b>Nathaniel</b> is a fan of <i>Star Wars</i> just by looking at the way he has lovingly upgraded the recent Boba Fett buildable figure set. …

Boba Fett

Wieden + Kennedy Displays Workers In A Pop Art Cage

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a cartoon? The London office of advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy commissioned graphic artist Emily Forgot and installation artist Laurie D to transform their storefront into a black-and-white cardboard office inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s …

Art

How Star Wars Borrowed From Akira Kurosawa’s Great Samurai Films

Hollywood has a long history poaching from abroad. Ask Orson Welles, who along with cinematographer Gregg Toland, incorporated the look of German …

Box Office

Why Photographers Should Study Cinema

Dear friend, Practical suggestion: If you want to find inspiration, motivation, or interesting new compositions to apply to your photography, study …

Eric Kim

Part 1: Throne of Blood Cinematography by Akira Kurosawa

Cinematography by Akira Kurosawa: Download Picture (ZIP) Download ZIP file: Throne of Blood Part 1 (includes JPEG images) Akira Kurosawa: Japan’s …

Cinematography

Sony E3 2018: Nioh 2

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja released a reveal trailer for Nioh 2 at Sony’s E3 2018 conference. Created by Kou Shibusawa, the fantastic and dark samurai …

Gaming

Enzian screens a new 4K restoration of Akira Kurosawa's Shakespearean epic, 'Ran'

Akira Kurosawa’s last great film, 1985’s <i>Ran</i>, is not only the best filmic adaptation of Shakespeare’s <i>King Lear</i>, but also in many ways the …

Orlando

Star Wars’ Lost Limbs Explained

Link<i>Star Wars</i> has a long tradition of having a character lose a limb or five. It started as an homage to Akira Kurosawa’s films, but ScreenPrism …

Akira Kurosawa

Puget Soundtrack: Bill Horist presents Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Recommended<p>Northwest Film Forum Capitol Hill <br>Fri May 25, 8 pm<p>$16<p>Akira Kurosawa's eight mythic vignettes were inspired by the director’s own …

Seattle

Student Films: 'On A Dark Night In The City'

Casting "On A Dark Night In The City," an action/crime thriller homage to the samurai films of classic Japanese filmmakers such as Akira Kurosawa and …

Thrillers

jeffstaple & James Jean Craft a New 'Washizu' Figure in "Bone White"

A second chance to snap up the limited collectible.<p>Last year, jeffstaple and James Jean celebrated Staple’s 20th anniversary with the release of a …

Akira Kurosawa

‘Westworld’ Creators Explain the Choice to Introduce Shogun World and Wanting to Make ‘An Homage to Akira Kurosawa’

Here's why Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy chose Shogun World over Medieval World and Roman World in Season 2 of the HBO series.<p>“Westworld” makes its …

Kill Bill

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Is Gross Japanese Appropriation

You can love Wes Anderson’s work and still condemn the way his animated epic regards the people and culture of Japan.<p>Up until very recently (as in up …

Isle of Dogs

Storyboarding 'Isle of Dogs': How Wes Anderson Channelled Kurosawa

Jay Clarke, storyboard artist for 'Isle of Dogs,' breaks down his process and the inspirations behind the film.Every filmmaker has his or her own …

Filmmaking

Watch the Isle of Dogs Cast Talk Finding Their Very Good Dogs’ Voices

Last night, the faint sound of barking filled the Upper West Side as Wes Anderson’s <i>Isle of Dogs</i>took over the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a …

Isle of Dogs

12 Cinematic Trademarks of Director Ava DuVernay

Explore the creative signatures of 'A Wrinkle in Time' director Ava DuVernay.Despite making her feature film debut just 10 years ago with her …

Filmmaking

Inside Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

In 2009, Houston-born writer and director Wes Anderson ventured into the recherché realm of stop-motion animation with <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i>. As knowingly …

Isle of Dogs

Watch Ran - BFI Player

Subscribe to watch<p>Fantasy 1957 96 mins Director: Ingmar Bergman<p>Ingmar Bergman’s best-known film is a brilliant allegorical drama starring Max von …

Film (UK)

J-pop Anime Singer May'n to Star in First Musical Adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 'Ikiru'

The classic 1952 Japanese film by Akira Kurosawa will be staged as a musical in October. The production will be the first-ever musical adaptation of …

Anime