High and Low Remake

  Normally, remakes of damn near perfect films, even ones with lots of potential to set in different cultures and time periods, like Kurosawa’s magnificent High and Low are still a tad redundant. But if you told me that Mike Nichols (Closer, The Graduate, Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) was directing a remake from a script by David Mamet under...

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Kurosawa Centenary: Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema by Peter Cowie

In the spirit of the ongoing celebration of Akira Kurosawa’s 100th birthday here at Row Three, I thought I would pass along a relevant book review previously posted at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow. It is for renowned scholar Peter Cowie’s brand-new book Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema, which takes a look at the filmmaker’s illustrious career...

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Bookmarks for March 23: Kurosawa Centenary Edition

The Criterion Collection: 25 Films By Akira Kurosawa“There’s that old story about the anti-loyalty-oath Director’s Guild meeting where an American master introduced himself by saying “My name’s John Ford. I make Westerns.” Some eager novices in Japanese film appreciation could well imagine Kurosawa introducing himself by...

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Kurosawa Centenary: Dersu Uzala

    [March 23 1910, legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was born. To celebrate the centennial of his life, his prolific contributions to the world of cinema, and immense impact on the hearts and minds of those quietly mourning his absence, staffers at Row Three are (rather enthusiastically) taking this opportunity to share their own experiences of the...

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Kurosawa Centenary: Ikiru

[March 23 1910, legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was born. To celebrate the centennial of his life, his prolific contributions to the world of cinema, and immense impact on the hearts and minds of those quietly mourning his absence, staffers at Row Three are (rather enthusiastically) taking this opportunity to share their own experiences of the Kurosawa...

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Kurosawa Centenary: Kagemusha

  [March 23 1910, legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was born. To celebrate the centennial of his life, his prolific contributions to the world of cinema, and immense impact on the hearts and minds of those quietly mourning his absence, staffers at Row Three are (rather enthusiastically) taking this opportunity to share their own experiences of the...

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Kurosawa Centenary: Ran

    [March 23 1910, legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was born. To celebrate the centennial of his life, his prolific contributions to the world of cinema, and immense impact on the hearts and minds of those quietly mourning his absence, staffers at Row Three are (rather enthusiastically) taking this opportunity to share their own experiences of the...

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Kurosawa Centenary: Dodes’ka-den

[March 23 1910, legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was born. To celebrate the centennial of his life, his prolific contributions to the world of cinema, and immense impact on the hearts and minds of those quietly mourning his absence, staffers at Row Three are (rather enthusiastically) taking this opportunity to share their own experiences of the Kurosawa...

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Kurosawa Centenary: The Hidden Fortress

[March 23 1910, legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was born. To celebrate the centennial of his life, his prolific contributions to the world of cinema, and immense impact on the hearts and minds of those quietly mourning his absence, staffers at Row Three are (rather enthusiastically) taking this opportunity to share their own experiences of the Kurosawa...

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Kurosawa Centenary: High and Low

    [March 23 1910, legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was born. To celebrate the centennial of his life, his prolific contributions to the world of cinema, and immense impact on the hearts and minds of those quietly mourning his absence, staffers at Row Three are (rather enthusiastically) taking this opportunity to share their own experiences of the...

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