History Creator / AkiraKurosawa

26th Apr '18 12:27:06 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DespairEventHorizon: He went into such a depression after ''Dodes'ka-den'' failed at the box office that he tried to take his own life several times. It didn't help when one evening a drunken Kôji Mitsui called him a coward for not making another film; it's rumored that in his final moments Mitsui blamed himself for the suicide attempt.

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* DespairEventHorizon: DrivenToSuicide: He went into such a depression [[DespairEventHorizon depression]] after ''Dodes'ka-den'' failed at the box office that he tried to take his own life several times. It didn't help when one evening a drunken Kôji Mitsui called him a coward for not making another film; it's rumored that in his final moments Mitsui blamed himself for the suicide attempt.
25th Mar '18 12:19:15 AM darkemyst
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He made films that were very influential on many American and European film directors. They include Creator/GeorgeLucas (the ''Franchise/StarWars'' series was heavily influenced by ''Film/TheHiddenFortress''), John Sturges (''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is a direct remake of ''Seven Samurai'') and Creator/SergioLeone (''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' is a direct remake of ''Yojimbo''). His "Big Four" films (''Rashomon,'' ''Ikiru,'' ''Seven Samurai,'' and ''Ran'') are routinely included in lists of the best films of all time. Excepting ''Ikiru,'' all of his films from 1948's ''Film/DrunkenAngel'' to 1965's ''Film/RedBeard'' featured the actor Creator/ToshiroMifune. In 1965, the two had a falling out during the production of ''Red Beard'' and did not speak or see each other until a brief, tearful reunion in 1993. There were rumors that they [[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have collaborated on Kurosawa's next film]] after his upcoming project ''Film/AfterTheRain,'' but they [[AuthorExistenceFailure both died within a year of each other,]] with Kurosawa dying before ''After the Rain'' began filming. There was another chance in 1975, as the Soviet producers originally wanted Mifune in the title role of ''Film/DersuUzala,'' but it was prevented largely by Mifune's schedule. After 1965, there were only a few times where one spoke ill of the other, but otherwise they thought of each other -- and their films together -- with high regard.

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He made films that were very influential on many American and European film directors. They include Creator/GeorgeLucas (the ''Franchise/StarWars'' series was heavily influenced by ''Film/TheHiddenFortress''), John Sturges (''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' (''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' is a direct remake of ''Seven Samurai'') and Creator/SergioLeone (''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' is a direct remake of ''Yojimbo''). His "Big Four" films (''Rashomon,'' ''Ikiru,'' ''Seven Samurai,'' and ''Ran'') are routinely included in lists of the best films of all time. Excepting ''Ikiru,'' all of his films from 1948's ''Film/DrunkenAngel'' to 1965's ''Film/RedBeard'' featured the actor Creator/ToshiroMifune. In 1965, the two had a falling out during the production of ''Red Beard'' and did not speak or see each other until a brief, tearful reunion in 1993. There were rumors that they [[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have collaborated on Kurosawa's next film]] after his upcoming project ''Film/AfterTheRain,'' but they [[AuthorExistenceFailure both died within a year of each other,]] with Kurosawa dying before ''After the Rain'' began filming. There was another chance in 1975, as the Soviet producers originally wanted Mifune in the title role of ''Film/DersuUzala,'' but it was prevented largely by Mifune's schedule. After 1965, there were only a few times where one spoke ill of the other, but otherwise they thought of each other -- and their films together -- with high regard.
27th Feb '18 11:47:15 AM harkko
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He was a notorious PrimaDonnaDirector, to the point where he earned the nickname "Tenno" or "The Emperor". Kurosawa's personality and demeanor made him unpopular in the Japanese film industry, and his films were often divisive within Japan. Japanese critics often slammed Kurosawa for being "too Western" and they were not wrong. Kurosawa often drew inspiration from Creator/WilliamShakespeare and Creator/FyodorDostoevsky and he often admitted to being influenced by directors like Creator/FrankCapra and especially Creator/JohnFord (Kurosawa took his love for Ford to the extent of dressing like him on the set) and a number of his films adapted American pulp fiction (''Yojimbo'' was based on ''Literature/RedHarvest'', ''High and Low'' adapted from Ed [=McBain=]). Kurosawa also differed from earlier Japanese film-makers (like Creator/KenjiMizoguchi and Creator/YasujiroOzu) for being [[RatedMForManly quite macho]] and having very few prominent female roles compared to his predecessors and the general women-centric nature of Japanese cinema. Kurosawa also tended to write his own dialogues as he became more successful and rely less on screenwriters and Japanese critics often noted sardonically that his films improved in subtitles noting that to a Japanese audience, his movies often came off as sentimental, hokey, and as per Creator/YukioMishima having the maturity of a ten-year old.

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He was a notorious PrimaDonnaDirector, to the point where he earned the nickname "Tenno" or "The Emperor". Kurosawa's personality and demeanor made him unpopular in the Japanese film industry, and his films were often divisive within Japan. Japanese critics often slammed Kurosawa for being "too Western" and they were not wrong. Kurosawa often drew inspiration from Creator/WilliamShakespeare and Creator/FyodorDostoevsky and he often admitted to being influenced by directors like Creator/FrankCapra and especially Creator/JohnFord (Kurosawa took his love for Ford to the extent of dressing like him on the set) and a number of his films adapted American pulp fiction (''Yojimbo'' was based on ''Literature/RedHarvest'', inspired by ''Literature/TheGlassKey'', ''High and Low'' adapted from Ed [=McBain=]). Kurosawa also differed from earlier Japanese film-makers (like Creator/KenjiMizoguchi and Creator/YasujiroOzu) for being [[RatedMForManly quite macho]] and having very few prominent female roles compared to his predecessors and the general women-centric nature of Japanese cinema. Kurosawa also tended to write his own dialogues as he became more successful and rely less on screenwriters and Japanese critics often noted sardonically that his films improved in subtitles noting that to a Japanese audience, his movies often came off as sentimental, hokey, and as per Creator/YukioMishima having the maturity of a ten-year old.
22nd Feb '18 9:24:23 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Film/TheLowerDepths1957'' - An adaptation of Creator/MaximGorky 's social satire, transported to Edo-era Japan.

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* ''Film/TheLowerDepths1957'' - An adaptation of Creator/MaximGorky 's [[Theatre/TheLowerDepths social satire, satire]], transported to Edo-era Japan.
15th Feb '18 11:32:51 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DespairEventHorizon: He went into such a depression after ''Dodes'ka-den'' failed at the box office that he tried to take his own life several times. It didn't help when one evening a drunken Kôji Mitsui called him a coward for not making another film; to his final moments Mitsui blamed himself for the suicide attempt.

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* DespairEventHorizon: He went into such a depression after ''Dodes'ka-den'' failed at the box office that he tried to take his own life several times. It didn't help when one evening a drunken Kôji Mitsui called him a coward for not making another film; to it's rumored that in his final moments Mitsui blamed himself for the suicide attempt.
15th Feb '18 11:18:23 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DespairEventHorizon: He went into such a depression after ''Dodes'ka-den'' failed at the box office that he tried to take his own life several times. It didn't help when one evening a drunken Kôji Mitsui tried to convince him to make another film; to his final moments Mitsui blamed himself for the suicide attempt.

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* DespairEventHorizon: He went into such a depression after ''Dodes'ka-den'' failed at the box office that he tried to take his own life several times. It didn't help when one evening a drunken Kôji Mitsui tried to convince called him to make a coward for not making another film; to his final moments Mitsui blamed himself for the suicide attempt.
15th Feb '18 11:16:30 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DespairEventHorizon: He went into such a depression after ''Dodes'ka-den'' failed at the box office that he tried to take his own life several times. It didn't help when one evening a drunken Kôji Mitsui tried to convince him to make another film; to his final moments Mitsui blamed himself for the suicide attempt.
15th Feb '18 11:07:37 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* LargeAndInCharge: He stood over 6 feet tall, and towered over his actors.
14th Feb '18 12:44:27 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Film/TheLowerDepths1957'' (1957) - An adaptation of Creator/MaximGorky 's social satire, transported to Edo-era Japan.

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* ''Film/TheLowerDepths1957'' (1957) - An adaptation of Creator/MaximGorky 's social satire, transported to Edo-era Japan.
13th Feb '18 12:54:09 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Theatre/TheLowerDepths'' (1957) - An adaptation of Creator/MaximGorky 's social satire, transported to Edo-era Japan.

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* ''Theatre/TheLowerDepths'' ''Film/TheLowerDepths1957'' (1957) - An adaptation of Creator/MaximGorky 's social satire, transported to Edo-era Japan.
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