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Akira Kurosawa's Best Film Is...

Sugata Sanshiro
0 (0%)
Ichiban utsukushiku
0 (0%)
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
0 (0%)
Zoku Sugata Sanshiro
0 (0%)
Asu o tsukuru hitobito
0 (0%)
No Regrets for My Youth
0 (0%)
One Wonderful Sunday
0 (0%)
Drunken Angel
0 (0%)
The Quiet Duel
0 (0%)
Stray Dog
0 (0%)
Scandal
0 (0%)
Rashômon
15 (18.3%)
The Idiot
0 (0%)
Ikiru
10 (12.2%)
Seven Samurai
25 (30.5%)
I Live in Fear
0 (0%)
Throne of Blood
3 (3.7%)
The Lower Depths
0 (0%)
The Hidden Fortress
0 (0%)
The Bad Sleep Well
0 (0%)
Yojimbo
6 (7.3%)
Sanjûrô
1 (1.2%)
High and Low
3 (3.7%)
Red Beard
1 (1.2%)
Dodesukaden
2 (2.4%)
Dersu Uzala
1 (1.2%)
Kagemusha
0 (0%)
Ran
11 (13.4%)
Dreams
0 (0%)
Rhapsody in August
0 (0%)
Madadayo
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
2 (2.4%)
don't like any
2 (2.4%)
other
0 (0%)

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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #100 on: December 17, 2017, 04:14:41 PM »
Actually, I think the problem is that at some point in time an end date was added to this poll, and once that date passed, the poll became irredeemably locked, even after the end date was removed.

ses or saltine might have the security to unlock it.

edit: Thanks, ses!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #101 on: December 18, 2017, 09:44:47 AM »
So there are levels among mods or has saltine just been amassing power for ten years?

There are 11 votes for Ran on this poll and somehow I'm the only one active. My theory is, the Seven Samurai people cleansed the forum long ago to preserve its purity.
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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #102 on: December 18, 2017, 11:42:57 AM »
Thanks ses.

@DH: There are mods and admins, like in any other forum really.

Next step if for us High & Low people to take over. Only two of us for now, but we'll get there.

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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #103 on: December 18, 2017, 12:11:34 PM »
The 1% is always trying to take over.
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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #104 on: December 21, 2017, 05:18:02 AM »
Rashômon, 75˚
Seven Samurai, 75˚
Ran, 45˚
I might remember it all differently tomorrow.

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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #105 on: December 21, 2017, 07:55:02 AM »
The 1% is always trying to take over.

We've tripled our numbers in just a few weeks !

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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #106 on: December 21, 2017, 10:03:47 AM »
Campaigns of terror often work that way.
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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #107 on: December 27, 2017, 12:58:07 AM »
The Quiet Duel (1949)
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On one hand, this is know as lesser Kurosawa (which still makes it better than most greater films by most Directors), but since is the pretty much the last chance I have to watch a new Kurosawa, I can't help hoping he knocks it out of the park. He doesn't, but there are plenty of moments distinctly his that make me very happy to have finally caught up. It's a melodrama, closer to the blunt storytelling of I Live in Fear and Scandal, but there is some of the elegance of Ikiru or Red Beard.

Kurosawa the writer has a knack for jumping past a major reveal and getting right into the characters reacting, which makes the turn much more immediate. He also sets up a nice contrast between the saintly doctor played by Toshirô Mifune and a patient he becomes forever linked to. The doctor is too moral to be fully believed, but he contrasts nicely with the patient, who isn't evil so much as a deeply flawed human. There's a bit of idiot plot in the middle where the doctor has no reason not to reveal his secret except to stretch the drama. However, some things that come up later perhaps explain why secrets were kept for so long.


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Re: Kurosawa, Akira
« Reply #108 on: December 30, 2017, 05:51:38 PM »
Tengoku to jigoku / High and Low
Shichinin no samurai / Seven Samurai

Ran
Rashômon
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin / The Hidden Fortress
Ikiru
Kumonosu-jô / Throne of Blood
Tsubaki Sanjûrô / Sanjuro
Dersu Uzala
Sugata Sanshirô / Sanshiro Sugata
Yôjinbô / Yojimbo
Kagemusha
Dodesukaden / Dodes'ka-den
Zoku Sugata Sanshirô / Sanshiro Sugata Part Two


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