Saturday, 1 February 2014


"Kurosawa has the ability to bring things out of you that you never knew were there. It is enormously difficult work, but each picture with him is a revelation. When you see his films, you find them full realizations of ideas, of emotions, of a philosophy which surprises with its strength, even shocks with its power. You had not expected to be so moved, to find within your own self this depth of understanding."

— Toshiro Mifune on Akira Kurosawa

This quote came up on my Facebook feed today thanks to Criterion (great collection of cinema from around the world, in case you haven't heard about it). Do you like Kurosawa? What is your favourite of his films? Mine used to be Rashomon. But right at this very moment I'm leaning towards Ikiru. Still love Rashomon though and Seven Samurai too, of course, but there's just something about Ikiru that resonates with me today.

Still haven't seen any of his later works though. Should get around to doing that sometime...

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