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« on: January 10, 2003, 12:56:53 AM »
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my favorite director... he should be up there
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2003, 02:45:33 AM »
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I am slowly but steadily working my way through his films, and I am mesmorized by how beautiful the black and white works. Anyway, quick and ignorant question... Are all his films about or related to samurais?

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2003, 04:35:27 AM »
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I am slowly but steadily working my way through his films, and I am mesmorized by how beautiful the black and white works. Anyway, quick and ignorant question... Are all his films about or related to samurais?

no, he did quite a few non-samurai related films... check out 'ikiru' and 'dreams'

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2003, 02:37:08 PM »
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Kurosawa went through many stages of directing different stories. The samuari stage is the most well known of his stages but there are also stages that involve everything from humanitarian films (Read Beard) to crime thrillers (High and Low, Stray Dogs) that spoke well on society at the times. I disagree though Kurosawa should have his own forum because he is way too unkown amongst this crowd but I do promote more talk of his work because I am a great admirer of his films. Actually, his greatest of all movies, Ran, was his reaction to being pigeonhold into just being a man who only directed war movies involving samuarias in the sense it was the tale of a man of war who was trying to make ammends with his bloody past and do the right thing. After Ran in 1985, Kurosawa made movies like he was a man finally at peace with his subjects and more observant in a delicate way.

 Kurosawa filmed all his movies like they were westerns and his stories only followed that because they were never stories of someone being good and overcoming evil but someone just trying to be good in the first place.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2003, 03:11:21 PM »
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i not sure he ever really went through 'stages' as you put it.  'high and low' and 'stray dog' were made 14 years apart if i remember correctly.  but, i ask you, isn't the fact that he is not too widely known on this board a great reason to have a forum dedicated to him?

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2003, 03:43:21 PM »
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No, because all a category would mainly do for him is go untouched for the most part and as most people see that his forum is getting no attention for the most part, they will likely visit there less and less to the point they won't even touch it. Kurosawa is not a director who everyone here will run to see every post about. That's PTA only for the most part. I think having a big board of all different directors will allow people to be able to see the threads on them and give them an easier time on seeing it since it will be all within one forum.

Also, stages was the wrong word. Lets say Kurosawa films fall into three different categories of films: the samuari dramas steeped in Japanese history, literary adaptations, and contempary stories set in Japan. Though some films do go into more than one category, it seems Kurosawa has basically made films within those three categories for the most part. This info (basic three categories of his films) was courtesy of Roger Ebert's memorium of Kurosawa.

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2003, 08:30:45 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2003, 03:48:43 PM »
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i think he's got some fans here... and although a general director's forum might work, if we're gonna have seperate forums for different directors, i think it would do us some good to have him up there

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2003, 04:02:06 PM »
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I disagree though Kurosawa should have his own forum because he is way too unkown amongst this crowd...
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Hmmm... Can someone say, "film snob?"

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2003, 04:26:38 PM »
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I am a film "snob", but thats not even a comment that shows me as being a film snob since I mentioned nothing about his films being too good or superior to this forum, but that is he way too unkown here. and I think i wrote that sentence wrong you quoted anyways because i should have said he shouldn't get a forum here.

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2003, 04:30:50 PM »
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Gold Trumpet is right about this one. No snobbery involved!

Some better known directors have already lost their board because of inactivity. And, there have even been a few complaints about too many forums.

I would guess we're at a good number right now. Maybe even cut back a little.
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2003, 04:48:33 PM »
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but that is he way too unkown here. ~rougerum


you very wrong... he very very kown here.  Me kow him, you kow him, Budgie Kow him.

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2003, 04:52:50 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2003, 04:53:19 PM »
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then he mysteriously makes most people here very shy

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2003, 09:53:40 AM »
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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER notes that writer Marshall Smith has been tapped as scriptwriter for a remake of the Akira Kurosawa classic SEVEN SAMURAI in production at Miramax.

The remake remains untitled, and the article notes that it's unlikely the filmmakers will adopt the same tack as a previous American remake, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.
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