We return triumphant, dear listeners, with the first part of a massive two-part episode about Akira Kurosawa! That’s right! Strap on your oversized samurai sword and keep track of your gun, because we’re going to get into the nitty gritty of Kurosawa’s career.
For this epic undertaking, we are joined once again by movie ubernerd and fellow podcaster, Noel Thingvall!
If you would like to drink along, we recommend either Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon or Apothic Red, because they both start with A (for Akira!) and because they are tasty. Or, if you are the non-drinking sort, try Cherry Pomegranate Super Chill Ice, which is what Noel was drinking for this event.
Show notes behind the cut!
Sanshiro Sugata Part II
The Most Beautiful
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail
Those Who Make Tomorrow
No Regrets for Our Youth
One Wonderful Sunday
The Quiet Duel
The Magnificent Seven
It Could Happen to You
I Live in Fear
Throne of Blood
Sleep No More (play)
The Lower Depths
The Hidden Fortress
Noel’s blog, where he wrote about all of Kurosawa’s films
The Rashomon episode of Reel Education
A baffling trailer for The Magnificent Seven
Shirtless Stanley Tucci drinking a glass of wine
Pixels (the short film)