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Sep 17 2015

Episode 83: Nobody Wants That Much Dostoyevsky: Part 2

0083 Kurosawa 2This week, we’re back with Noel Thingvall, and we complete our Akira Kurosawa two-episode extravaganza! (If you did not catch Part One, you can catch it here!)

If you would like to drink along, grab a bottle of Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon. Or perhaps Apothic Red. Just don’t drink too much, lest you start snoring like Windy.

Show notes behind the cut!

Movies mentioned:
Hidden Fortress
The Bad Sleep Well
Yojimbo
Fistful of Dollars
Sanjuro
Human Centipede
Flag in Exile (book by David Weber)
High and Low
Redbeard
Shogun
Red Sun
Runaway Train
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Emperor of the North
Dodes’ka-den
Dora-heita
Dersu Uzala
Kagemusha
Dave
Ran
Dreams
Rhapsody in August
Madadayo
After the Rain
The Sea Is Watching
Samurai Seven (TV)

People mentioned:
Akira Kurosawa
Toshiro Mifune
Tatsuya Nakadai
David Weber
Mike Nichols
Richard Fleischer
Kinji Fukasaku
Toshio Masuda
Ishiro Honda
Shintaro Katsu
Steven Spielberg
Kei Kumai

Links:

Kurosawa’s paintings and movie frames side-by-side
http://flavorwire.com/271258/akira-kurosawas-paintings-and-movie-frames-side-by-side

Kurosawa’s whiskey commercial (complete with Coppola cameo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-A2EH0vyd4

Thai poster for The Land that Time Forgot (click to see larger)
LandThatTimeForgot

1 comment

  1. GreyDuck

    And my follow-up homework is to actually watch Ran. Keep meaning to, keep never getting around to it.

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