1961. Japan. Akira Kurosawa. 110 min.
Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1961. Japan. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. With Tosihro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa, Takashi Shimura. Kurosawa’s return to the samurai drama is perhaps his most explicit homage to John Ford, John Wayne (through Mifune’s anti-heroic hero), and the Western. (Coincidentally, we are also screening the Ford/Wayne classic The Searchers on September 11.) Kurosawa’s film was remade by Sergio Leone as A Fistful of Dollars, which essentially launched the career of Clint Eastwood. Cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu, Floating Weeds) figures prominently in our forthcoming exhibition The Aesthetics of Shadow. In Japanese; English subtitles. 110 min.