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Great directors' 10 best films:Kurosawa

Postby john-5 » Sat Apr 13, 2002 11:30 am

Kurosawa's best?
Rashomon
Ikiru
Seven Samurai
Throne of Blood
Hidden Fortress
Yojimbo
High and Low
Dersu Uzala
Kagemusha
Ran
Also;Stray Dog,Sanjuro,Red Beard..
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Re: Great directors' 10 best films:Kurosawa

Postby wpqx1 » Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:00 pm

I'm surprised that this is still virgin territory. Since I have recently watched Rashomon (again) I feel fresh for this ranking.
1. Ran
2. Seven Samurai
3. Throne of Blood
4. Ikiru
5. Yojimbo
6. Rashomon
7. The Lower Depths
8. High and Low
9. Red Beard
10. Drunken Angel
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Re: Great directors' 10 best films:Kurosawa

Postby patsfan86 » Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:35 pm

In no particular order:
Seven Samurai
Yojimbo
Dersu Uzala
Stray Dog
Ikiru
Hidden Fortress
Rashomon
Throne of Blood
Drunken Angel
High and Low

Have yet to watch Red Beard.....I hear it's great as well
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Re: Great directors' 10 best films:Kurosawa

Postby john-5 » Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:37 pm

Red Beard is a film of humanity and surprising delicacy, and i should certainly have put it in the 10- replacing Kagemusha perhaps.
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Re: Great directors' 10 best films:Kurosawa

Postby HenryGinsberg » Sat Nov 15, 2003 12:03 am

My favourites are Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Throne of Blood, Hidden Fortress, Ran and Kagemusha. I challenge anyone to watch one of those film and not come away amazed. I didn't care for Dersu Uzala. It had some great moments, but I found the whole film a bit...well, boring to be honest.
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Re: Great directors' 10 best films:Kurosawa

Postby groom_daniel » Mon Nov 17, 2003 7:14 am

I tend to like Kurosawa's more flawed work, like Ikiru, Red Beard or Dersu Uzala. They strike me as his most humanistic films.

Dersu Uzala is one of his best films, I've said it until I'm blue in the face, but it's rare that anyone agrees with me. It's not Kurosawa most accessible film, because of its plot and structure, but its thematics were deeply important to him -- Kurosawa's love for nature and the noble spirit of Dersu Uzala, and his persistent struggle between humanism & friendship and the belief that human nature is easily corruptible. A beautiful film about friendship, which leads inadvertently to one of the great tragedies in Kurosawa's cinema.

I also love the final dream in Dreams, with Chishu Ryu.
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Re: Great directors' 10 best films:Kurosawa

Postby HenryGinsberg » Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:06 am

I admire the themes raised in Derzu Uzala. It just doesn't hit me on a gut level.
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Re: Great directors' 10 best films:Kurosawa

Postby Macheath » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:43 pm

My top ten AK:

Seven Samurai
Rashomon
Ran
Throne Of Blood
Stray Dog
Ikiru
High And Low
Yojimbo
Red Beard
Hidden Fortress

Dersu Uzala is indeed a wonderful film, and I'd agree with all the praise from others. It's just not a film I want to see over and over again, like the above 10.
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