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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 (18.1%)
The Idiot
0 (0%)
Ikiru
10 (12%)
Seven Samurai
26 (31.3%)
I Live in Fear
0 (0%)
Throne of Blood
3 (3.6%)
The Lower Depths
0 (0%)
The Hidden Fortress
0 (0%)
The Bad Sleep Well
0 (0%)
Yojimbo
6 (7.2%)
Sanjûrô
1 (1.2%)
High and Low
3 (3.6%)
Red Beard
1 (1.2%)
Dodesukaden
2 (2.4%)
Dersu Uzala
1 (1.2%)
Kagemusha
0 (0%)
Ran
11 (13.3%)
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%)

Total Members Voted: 83

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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2011, 08:54:12 AM »
I saw it on the big screen last year and had a great time. Though I was a little less enamored with the "assembling a team" half than I was the first time I saw it. But, yeah, the second half is marvelous.
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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2012, 05:19:48 PM »
Can a mod add a change vote button please?

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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2012, 05:43:07 PM »
Can a mod add a change vote button please?

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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2012, 05:57:38 PM »
Excellent, now I just need to watch more than four or five Kurosawa films  :P

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« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2012, 12:01:29 AM »
1. Ikiru (#34 of All Time)
2. Ran (#39)
3. Seven Samurai (#42)
4. Dodes’ka-den  (#76)
5. High and Low
6. Sanjûrô

7. Stray Dog
8. The Bad Sleep Well
9. Drunken Angel
10. Rashômon
11. Yojimbo
12. The Hidden Fortress
13. Dersu Uzala
14. Throne of Blood
15. Scandal
16. Red Beard
17. The Quiet Duel
18. Sanshiro Sugata
19. Sanshiro Sugata Part II
20. Kagemusha
21. Dreams

22. I Live in Fear
23. Rhapsody in August
24. Madadayo
25. The Lower Depths
26. One Wonderful Sunday

27. No Regrets for My Youth
28. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2012, 12:17:21 AM »

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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2012, 12:35:28 AM »
1. Ikiru
2. Seven Samurai
3. Yojimbo
4. High and Low
5. Rashomon
6. Red Beard
7. Ran
8. The Bad Sleep Well
9. The Hidden Fortress
10. Sanjuro
11. Drunken Angel
12. Dreams
13. Stray Dog
14. Throne of Blood

Kagemusha is the only other Kurosawa that I am interested in seeing at the moment.
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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2012, 01:09:25 AM »
8. Sanjûrô
15. Yojimbo

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I'm fine with this being seen as an unpopular opinion, but Yojimbo is flimsy material, not much more than the Sanshiro Sugata films. It's well-paced and entertaining but possibly the most formulaic film Kurosawa's ever made. Also, remember you're talking to #1 Sergio Leone fan and I watched Fistful of Dollars first. Does this mean I'm saying Eastwood is better than Mifune? With great hesitation... yes. Plus Gian Maria Volonté has endless charisma. Sanjûrô is even bigger in the fun department and I like the Seven Dwarfs aspect of the outclassed junior samurai.

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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2012, 05:44:50 AM »
I watched Yojimbo and then Fistful one after the other. No comparison. Yojimbo is a tough taut thriller, Fistful is a pale copy with merit only in that which it spawned. . You seem to like noir from your marathon. No idea why you don't see Yojimbo in that light.
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Re: Kurosawa Akira - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2012, 09:53:42 AM »
I haven't watched Yojimbo since my recent noir binge.

 

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