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Akira Kurosawa

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was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. [1]

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A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars) is a 1964 Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role, alongside Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto, and Joseph Egger.

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A.K. (film)

A.K. is a 1985 French documentary film directed by Chris Marker about the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.

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Academy Award for Best Director

The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award for Best Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

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Academy Honorary Award

The Academy Honorary Award – instituted in 1948 for the 21st Academy Awards (previously called the Special Award, which was first presented in early 1929) – is given annually by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards, although prior winners of competitive Academy Awards are not excluded from receiving the Honorary Award.

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Action film

Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases.

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After the Rain (film)

is a 1999 Japanese and French film.

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Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition

The Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition is a major international short film awards ceremony, run by the Akira Kurosawa Foundation.

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Akita Prefecture

is a prefecture located in the Tōhoku region of Japan.

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Alejandro González Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu (credited since 2014 as Alejandro G. Iñárritu; born August 15, 1963) is a Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne (born Constantine Alexander Payne; February 10, 1961) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), and Nebraska (2013).

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An Autumn Afternoon

is a 1962 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

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An'yō-in (Kamakura)

is a Jōdo shū Buddhist temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.

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Anaheim University

Anaheim University is a nationally accredited for-profit university based in Anaheim, California.

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Andrei Konchalovsky

Andrei Sergeyevich Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky (Андре́й Серге́евич Михалко́в-Кончало́вский; born August 20, 1937) is a Russian film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (p; 4 April 1932 – 29 December 1986) was a Russian filmmaker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director.

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Anime

Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.

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Arts Council Norway

The Arts Council Norway (Norsk kulturråd, often shortened to Kulturrådet) is the official arts council for Norway.

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Asakazu Nakai

Asakazu Nakai (Japanese: 中井朝一; August 29, 1901 – February 28, 1988) was a Japanese cinematographer, born in Kobe.

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Asian of the Century

Asian of the Century is a centurial issue of the 20th century held by American AsianWeek magazine and CNN in 1999 that features and profiles Asian persons who have topped their respective fields.

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AsianWeek

AsianWeek was America’s first and largest English language print and on-line publication serving Asian Americans.

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Assistant director

The role of an assistant director on a film includes tracking daily progress against the filming production schedule, arranging logistics, preparing daily call sheets, checking cast and crew, and maintaining order on the set.

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Attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941.

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Audie Bock

Audie Elizabeth Bock (born October 15, 1946) is an American film scholar and politician who served in the California State Assembly from 1999 to 2000.

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Auteur

An auteur ('author') is an artist, such as a film director, who applies a highly centralized and subjective control to many aspects of a collaborative creative work.

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Axial cut

An axial cut is a type of jump cut, where the camera suddenly moves closer to or further away from its subject, along an invisible line drawn straight between the camera and the subject.

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Ōimachi Station

is an interchange railway station in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit (TWR), and the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation.

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Ōmori, Ōta, Tokyo

is a district located a few kilometres south of Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan accessed by rail via the Keihin Tohoku line, or by road via Dai Ichi Keihin.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Benshi

were Japanese performers who provided live narration for silent films (both Japanese films and Western films).

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Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci (born 16 March 1941) is an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), The Sheltering Sky, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers.

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Bertolt Brecht

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.

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Black comedy

Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.

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Buddy cop film

A buddy cop film is a film with plots involving two people of very different and conflicting personalities who are forced to work together to solve a crime and/or defeat criminals, sometimes learning from each other in the process.

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Calligraphy

Calligraphy (from Greek: καλλιγραφία) is a visual art related to writing.

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Catchphrase

A catchphrase (alternatively spelled catch phrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance.

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Chris Marker

Chris Marker (29 July 1921 – 29 July 2012) was a French writer, photographer, documentary film director, multimedia artist and film essayist.

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Cinema of Japan

The has a history that spans more than 100 years.

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CNN

Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

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Culture of Japan

The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric time Jōmon period, to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from Asia, Europe, and North America.

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D. W. Griffith

David Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern cinematic techniques.

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Da Capo Press

Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Daigo Fukuryū Maru

was a Japanese tuna fishing boat with a crew of 23 men which was contaminated by nuclear fallout from the United States Castle Bravo thermonuclear weapon test at Bikini Atoll on March 1, 1954.

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Daimyō

The were powerful Japanese feudal lords who, until their decline in the early Meiji period, ruled most of Japan from their vast, hereditary land holdings.

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Darryl F. Zanuck

Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902December 22, 1979) was an American film producer and studio executive; he earlier contributed stories for films starting in the silent era.

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David Lean

Sir David Lean, CBE (25 March 190816 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, responsible for large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984).

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Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala (Дерсу́ Узала́; 1849–1908) was a Nanai trapper and hunter.

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Dersu Uzala (1975 film)

Dersu Uzala (Дерсу Узала, Derusu Uzāra; alternate U.S. title: Dersu Uzala: The Hunter) is a 1975 Soviet-Japanese co-production film directed by Akira Kurosawa, his first non-Japanese-language film and his first and only 70mm film.

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Dissolve (filmmaking)

In the post-production process of film editing and video editing, a dissolve is a gradual transition from one image to another.

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Dodes'ka-den

is a 1970 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, based on a book by Shūgorō Yamamoto.

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Donald Richie

Donald Richie (17 April 1924 – 19 February 2013) was an American-born author who wrote about the Japanese people, the culture of Japan, and especially Japanese cinema.

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Dora-heita

is a 2000 Japanese film by Director Kon Ichikawa.

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Dreams (1990 film)

is a 1990 Japanese-American magical realism film of eight vignettes written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Drunken Angel

is a 1948 Japanese yakuza film directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Duke University Press

Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University.

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DVD recordable

DVD recordable and DVD rewritable refer to part of optical disc recording technologies.

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Ed McBain

Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter.

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Ed Sullivan

Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate.

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.

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Edo period

The or is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō.

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Elementary schools in Japan

in Japan is compulsory.

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Embassy Pictures

Embassy Pictures Corporation (also and later known as AVCO Embassy Pictures as well as Embassy Films Associates) was an American independent film production and distribution studio responsible for such films as Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, The Graduate, The Lion in Winter, Carnal Knowledge, The Night Porter, Phantasm, The Fog, Prom Night, Scanners, The Howling, Escape from New York, and This Is Spinal Tap.

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Emi Wada

is a Japanese costume designer.

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Empire of Japan

The was the historical nation-state and great power that existed from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the enactment of the 1947 constitution of modern Japan.

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Ensemble cast

An ensemble cast is made up of cast members in which multiple principal actors and performers are assigned roughly equal amounts of importance and screen time in a dramatic production.

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F. W. Murnau

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (born Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe; December 28, 1888March 11, 1931) was a German film director.

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Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber Limited, often abbreviated to Faber, is an independent publishing house in the United Kingdom.

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Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (20 January 1920 – 31 October 1993) was an Italian film director and screenwriter.

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Filmmaking

Filmmaking (or, in an academic context, film production) is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition.

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Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer.

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Frank Capra

Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897September 3, 1991) was a Sicilian American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s.

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French New Wave

New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) is often referred to as one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema.

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Fumio Hayasaka

Fumio Hayasaka (早坂 文雄 Hayasaka Fumio; August 19, 1914 – October 15, 1955) was a Japanese composer of classical music and film scores.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich DostoevskyHis name has been variously transcribed into English, his first name sometimes being rendered as Theodore or Fedor.

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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.

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Georges Simenon

Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (13 February 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a Belgian writer.

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Giuliana Stramigioli

Giuliana Stramigioli (Rome, 8 August 1914 – Rome, 25 July 1988) was an Italian business woman, university professor and Japanologist.

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Godzilla (1954 film)

is a 1954 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

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Golden Lion

The Golden Lion (Leone d'Oro) is the highest prize given to a film at the Venice Film Festival.

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Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro Gómez (born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, author and former special effects makeup artist.

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Hayao Miyazaki

is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.

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High and Low (1963 film)

is a 1963 police procedural crime drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Kyōko Kagawa.

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Hiroko Hayashi (singer)

is a Japanese actress, singer and tarento.

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Hiroshi Inagaki

was a Japanese filmmaker most known for the Academy Award-winning Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto, which he directed in 1954.

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Hokkaido

(), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture.

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Horse (1941 film)

is a 1941 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Kajiro Yamamoto and starring Hideko Takamine, whom Yamamoto had directed in his film Composition Class (Tsuzurikata Kyōshitsu) three years before.

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Hotsumi Ozaki

was an Imperial Japanese journalist working for the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, communist, Soviet Union intelligence agent, and an advisor to Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe.

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Huayi Brothers

Huayi Brothers Media Corp. is a Chinese multinational entertainment company that owns a film studio, a television production company, a talent agency, a record label, and a movie theater chain founded in Beijing by brothers Wang Zhongjun and Wang Zhonglei in 1994.

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Humiliated and Insulted

Humiliated and Insulted (Униженные и оскорблённые, Unizhennye i oskorblyonnye) — also known in English as The Insulted and Humiliated, The Insulted and the Injured or Injury and Insult — is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, first published in 1861 in the monthly magazine Vremya.

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Hyakken Uchida

was a Japanese author and academic.

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I Live in Fear

is a 1955 Japanese film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Ikiru

is a 1952 Japanese drama film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa and starring Takashi Shimura.

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In a Grove

is a short story by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa; it first appeared in the January 1922 edition of the Japanese literature monthly Shinchō.

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Indiana University Press

Indiana University Press, also known as IU Press, is an academic publisher founded in 1950 at Indiana University that specializes in the humanities and social sciences.

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IndieWire

IndieWire (sometimes stylized as indieWIRE or Indiewire) is a film industry and review website that was established in 1996.

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Ingmar Bergman

Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio.

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Ishirō Honda

, sometimes miscredited in foreign releases as "Inoshiro Honda", was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

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Isle of Dogs (film)

is a 2018 stop-motion animated film written, produced and directed by Wes Anderson.

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Isuzu Yamada

was a Japanese actress whose career on stage and screen spanned eight decades.

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Italian neorealism

Italian neorealism (Neorealismo), also known as the Golden Age, is a national film movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, filmed on location, frequently using non-professional actors.

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Ivan the Terrible (film)

Ivan the Terrible (Иван Грозный, Ivan Grozniy) is a two-part historical epic film about Ivan IV of Russia commissioned by Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, who admired and identified himself with Ivan, to be written and directed by the filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein.

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J. J. Abrams

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer.

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Jacques Rivette

Jacques Rivette (1 March 1928 – 29 January 2016) was a French film director and film critic most commonly associated with the French New Wave and the film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma.

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John Milius

John Frederick Milius (born April 11, 1944) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer of motion pictures.

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John Woo

John Woo SBS (Wu Yu-seng; Ng Yu-sum (Cantonese); born May 1, 1946) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer.

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Johns Hopkins University Press

The Johns Hopkins University Press (also referred to as JHU Press or JHUP) is the publishing division of Johns Hopkins University.

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Jump cut

A jump cut is a cut in film editing in which two sequential shots of the same subject are taken from camera positions that vary only slightly if at all.

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Juzo Itami

, born, was a Japanese actor, screenwriter and film director.

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Kadokawa Daiei Studio

Kadokawa Daiei Studio, formerly is the film division of Japanese company Kadokawa Corporation.

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Kagemusha

is a 1980 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Kajirō Yamamoto

was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, and actor who was known for his war films and comedies and as the mentor of Akira Kurosawa.

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Kamakura

is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Kanagawa Prefecture

is a prefecture located in Kantō region of Japan.

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Kanjinchō

Kanjinchō (勧進帳, The Subscription List) is a kabuki dance-drama by Namiki Gohei III, based on the Noh play Ataka.

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Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American director, producer, and writer.

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Kazuko Kurosawa

is a Japanese costume designer.

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Kazuo Miyagawa

was an acclaimed Japanese cinematographer.

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Kei Kumai

was a Japanese film director from Azumino, Nagano prefecture.

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Keisuke Kinoshita

was a Japanese film director.

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Ken'ichi Enomoto

Kenichi Enomoto (榎本 健一 Enomoto Ken'ichi) (October 11, 1904 – January 7, 1970) was a popular Japanese singing comedian, mostly known by his stage name Enoken (エノケン).

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Kendo

is a traditional Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu).

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Kenji Mizoguchi

was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

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Kinema Junpo

, commonly called, is Japan's oldest film magazine and began publication in July 1919.

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King Lear

King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.

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Kinji Fukasaku

was a Japanese film director and screenwriter who rose to prominence for his association with the Japanese New Wave.

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Kodansha

is a Japanese publishing company headquartered in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan.

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Kon Ichikawa

was a Japanese film director.

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Kurosawa Film Studio

The Kurosawa Film Studio consists of three studios that were founded by the movie director Akira Kurosawa and are located in Japan.

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Kurosawa's Way

Kurosawa's Way (Kurosawa, la voie) is a 2011 French documentary directed and written by Catherine Cadou.

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Kyoto University

, or is a national university in Kyoto, Japan.

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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita (Italian for "the sweet life" or "the good life")Kezich, 203 is a 1960 Italian drama film directed and co-written by Federico Fellini.

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LA Weekly

LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.

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Life (magazine)

Life was an American magazine that ran regularly from 1883 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 2000.

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List of awards and honors given to Akira Kurosawa

The following table is a selected list of awards and honors given to the Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa.

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List of creative works by Akira Kurosawa

The following is a list of works, both in film and other media, for which the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa made some documented creative contribution.

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Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel Portolés (22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France.

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Macbeth

Macbeth (full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606.

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Madadayo

is a 1993 Japanese comedy-drama film.

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Mainichi Shimbun

The is one of the major newspapers in Japan, published by.

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Mainland China

Mainland China, also known as the Chinese mainland, is the geopolitical as well as geographical area under the direct jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor and film director.

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Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years.

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Masaki Kobayashi

was a Japanese film director, best known for the epic trilogy The Human Condition (1959–1961), the samurai film Seppuku (1962), and Ghost Stories (1964).

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Masaru Sato

was a Japanese composer of film scores.

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Maxim Gorky

Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (Алексе́й Макси́мович Пешко́в or Пе́шков; – 18 June 1936), primarily known as Maxim (Maksim) Gorky (Макси́м Го́рький), was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist.

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Mikio Naruse

was a Japanese filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer who directed some 89 films spanning the period 1930 (towards the end of the silent period in Japan) to 1967.

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Mosfilm

Mosfilm (Мосфильм, Mosfil’m) is a film studio that is among the largest and oldest in the Russian Federation and in Europe.

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Musashi (novel)

is a Japanese novel written by Eiji Yoshikawa.

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Mystery film

A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime.

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Nagisa Oshima

was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

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Nanai people

The Nanai people are a Tungusic people of the Far East, who have traditionally lived along Heilongjiang (Amur), Songhuajiang (Sunggari) and Ussuri rivers on the Middle Amur Basin.

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Nara, Nara

is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Neurasthenia

Neurasthenia is a term that was first used at least as early as 1829 to label a mechanical weakness of the nerves and would become a major diagnosis in North America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries after neurologist George Miller Beard reintroduced the concept in 1869.

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New German Cinema

New German Cinema (Neuer Deutscher Film) is a period in German cinema which lasted from the late 1960s into the 1980s.

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New Hollywood

New Hollywood, sometimes referred to as the "American New Wave," refers to a movement in American film history from the mid-to-late 1960s to the early 1980s when a new generation of young filmmakers came to prominence in the United States.

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NHK

is Japan's national public broadcasting organization.

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No Regrets for Our Youth

is a 1946 film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Noh

, derived from the Sino-Japanese word for "skill" or "talent", is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century.

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Nuclear fallout

Nuclear fallout, or simply fallout, is the residual radioactive material propelled into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast, so called because it "falls out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed.

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Occupation of Japan

The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth.

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One Wonderful Sunday

is a 1947 Japanese film co-written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Optical printer

An optical printer is a device consisting of one or more film projectors mechanically linked to a movie camera.

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Orient Blackswan

Orient Blackswan Pvt.

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Orson Welles

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.

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Osaka

() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Out of Africa (film)

Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack, and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.

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Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company.

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Palme d'Or

The Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Pandering (politics)

Pandering is the act of expressing one's views in accordance with the likes of a group to which one is attempting to appeal.

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Police procedural

The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of detective fiction that depicts investigations into several unrelated crimes in a single story or episode.

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Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University.

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Ran (film)

is a 1985 period tragedy film directed, edited and co-written by Akira Kurosawa.

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Rashomon

is a 1950 Japanese period film directed by Akira Kurosawa, working in close collaboration with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa.

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Red Beard

is a 1965 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa about the relationship between a town doctor and his new trainee.

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Rhapsody in August

is a 1991 Japanese film by Akira Kurosawa.

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Richard D. Zanuck

Richard Darryl Zanuck (December 13, 1934 – July 13, 2012) was an American film producer.

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Richard Fleischer

Richard O. Fleischer (December 8, 1916 – March 25, 2006) was an American film director known for such movies as The Narrow Margin (1952), Fantastic Voyage (1966) and Soylent Green (1973).

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RKO Pictures

RKO Pictures was an American film production and distribution company.

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Robert Altman

Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

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Roman Polanski

Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor.

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Runaway Train (film)

Runaway Train is a 1985 American independent thriller film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay and John P. Ryan.

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Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

, art name Chōkōdō Shujin(澄江堂主人) was a Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan.

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Ryukoku University

is a private university in Kyoto, Japan.

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Samurai

were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan.

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Samurai cinema

, also commonly spelled "chambara", meaning "sword fighting" movies,Hill (2002).

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San Francisco International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival (abbreviated as SFIFF) is among the longest running film festivals in the Americas.

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Sanjuro

is a 1962 black-and-white Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune.

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil ("Sunless") is a 1983 French documentary directed by Chris Marker, a meditation on the nature of human memory, showing the inability to recall the context and nuances of memory, and how, as a result, the perception of personal and global histories is affected.

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Sanshiro Sugata

is the directorial debut of the Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa.

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Sanshiro Sugata Part II

is a 1945 film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Sansho the Bailiff

(known by its Japanese title in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is a 1954 Japanese period film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.

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Satsuo Yamamoto

was a Japanese film director.

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Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, graphic artist, music composer and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.

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Scandal (1950 film)

is a 1950 film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Sengoku period

The is a period in Japanese history marked by social upheaval, political intrigue and near-constant military conflict.

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Senkichi Taniguchi

(February 19, 1912 – October 29, 2007) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

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Sensei

Sensei (can be pronounced "Sensai" as well), Sin Sang, Sonsaeng, Seonsaeng or Xiansheng (先生) is an honorific term shared in Chinese honorifics and Japanese honorifics that is translated as "person born before another" or "one who comes before".

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Serge Silberman

Serge Silberman (1 May 1917 – 22 July 2003) was a French film producer.

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Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone (3 January 1929 – 30 April 1989) was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of the "Spaghetti Western" genre.

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Setagaya

is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

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Setsuko Hara

was a Japanese actress.

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Seven Samurai

is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Shūgorō Yamamoto

was the pen name of, a Japanese novelist and short-story writer active during the Shōwa period of Japan.

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Shinagawa

is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

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Shinjitai

are the simplified forms of kanji used in Japan since the promulgation of the Tōyō Kanji List in 1946.

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Shinobu Hashimoto

Shinobu Hashimoto (橋本 忍, Hashimoto Shinobu) (born 18 April 1918) is a Japanese screenwriter, director, producer, and was a frequent collaborator with Akira Kurosawa.

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Shintaro Katsu

was a Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director.

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Shintoho

was a Japanese movie studio.

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Shochiku

() is a Japanese movie studio and production company for kabuki.

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Shohei Imamura

was a Japanese film director.

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Sidney Lumet

Sidney Arthur Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound is a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI).

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Snow Trail

is a 1947 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Senkichi Taniguchi from Akira Kurosawa's screenplay.

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Something Like an Autobiography

is the memoir of Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa.

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Sound film

A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film.

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Space opera

Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking.

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Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor.

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Star Wars (film)

Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (also known as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) is a 2015 American epic space opera film produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams.

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Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker.

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Stone Bridge Press

Stone Bridge Press, Inc. is a publishing company distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution and founded in 1989.

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Stray Dog (film)

is a 1949 Japanese crime drama film noir directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura.

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Suntory

is a Japanese brewing and distilling company group.

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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer, and actor.

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Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum.

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Takao Saito (cinematographer)

was a Japanese cinematographer who frequently collaborated with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

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Takashi Koizumi

Takashi Koizumi (小泉堯史 Koizumi Takashi) (born November 6, 1944 in Mito) is a Japanese film director.

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Takashi Miike

is a Japanese filmmaker.

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Takashi Shimura

was a Japanese actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1934 and 1981.

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Takeshi Kitano

is a Japanese comedian, television personality, director, actor, author, and screenwriter.

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Takigawa incident

, or, began in October 1932 when Kyoto Imperial University Faculty of Law Professor Takigawa Yukitoki lectured on the need for the judiciary to understand the social roots of deviance when considering individuals who are before them.

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Tatsuya Nakadai

is a Japanese film actor famous for the wide variety of characters he has portrayed and many collaborations with famous Japanese film directors.

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Tōru Takemitsu

was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory.

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The Bad Sleep Well

is a 1960 film directed by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.

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The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection, Inc. (or simply Criterion) is an American home video distribution company which focuses on licensing "important classic and contemporary films" and selling them to film aficionados.

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The Hidden Fortress

is a 1958 jidaigeki adventure film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune as General and Misa Uehara as Princess Yuki.

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The Idiot (1951 film)

is a 1951 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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The Life of Oharu

is a 1952 historical fiction black-and-white film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi starring Kinuyo Tanaka as Oharu, a one-time concubine of a daimyō (and mother of a later daimyō) who struggles to escape the stigma of having been forced into prostitution by her father.

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The Lower Depths

The Lower Depths (На дне, Na dne, literally: 'At the bottom') is perhaps the best known of Maxim Gorky's plays.

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The Lower Depths (1957 film)

is a 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, based on the play The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky.

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The Masque of the Red Death

"The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy" (1842), is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

is a 1945 Japanese period drama film, written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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The Most Beautiful

is a 1944 Japanese drama film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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The Quiet Duel

is a 1949 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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The Virgin Spring

The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan) is a 1960 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman.

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Those Who Make Tomorrow

is a 1946 film written by Yusaku Yamagata and Kajiro Yamamoto and directed by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa and Kajiro Yamamoto.

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Throne of Blood

is a 1957 Japanese samurai film co-written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Toho

is a Japanese film, theater production, and distribution company.

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Tokyo

, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

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Tokyo International Film Festival

The (TIFF) is a film festival established in 1985.

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Tokyo Story

is a 1953 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu and starring Chishū Ryū and Chieko Higashiyama.

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Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tora! Tora! Tora! (トラ・トラ・トラ) is a 1970 Japanese-American biographical war drama film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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Toshio Masuda (director)

is a Japanese film director.

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Toshiro Mifune

was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films.

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Tracking shot

A tracking shot is any shot where the camera moves alongside the object(s) it is recording.

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Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan

The, also known in Japan as or just for short, was first signed in 1954 at the San Francisco Presidio following the signing of the Treaty of San Francisco (commonly known as the Peace Treaty of San Francisco) at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House.

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Tsubasa no gaika

is a 1942 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Satsuo Yamamoto made for Toho Film (Eiga) Co.

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).

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Typecasting (acting)

In television, film, and theatre, typecasting is the process by which a particular actor becomes strongly identified with a specific character; one or more particular roles; or, characters having the same traits or coming from the same social or ethnic groups.

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Ugetsu

is a 1953 Japanese romantic fantasy drama film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi and based on stories in Ueda Akinari's book of the same name.

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Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard is a section of the Cannes Film Festival's official selection.

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University of California Press

University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.

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University of Wisconsin Press

The University of Wisconsin Press (sometimes abbreviated as UW Press) is a non-profit university press publishing peer-reviewed books and journals.

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University Press of Mississippi

The University Press of Mississippi, founded in 1970, is a publisher that is sponsored by the eight state universities in Mississippi.

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Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale") is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

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Vladimir Arsenyev

Vladimir Klavdiyevich Arsenyev (Влади́мир Кла́вдиевич Арсе́ньев; 10 September 1872 – 4 September 1930) was a Russian explorer of the Far East who recounted his travels in a series of books — "По Уссурийскому Краю" ("Along the Ussury land") (1921) and "Дерсу Узала" ("Dersu Uzala") (1923) — telling of his military journeys to the Ussuri basin with Dersu Uzala, a native hunter, from 1902 to 1907.

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Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director.

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Wes Anderson

Wesley Wales Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor.

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Western (genre)

The Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse.

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Western world

The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.

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Widescreen

Widescreen images are images that are displayed within a set of aspect ratios (relationship of image width to height) that is used in film, television and computer screens.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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Wipe (transition)

Examples of various wipe transitions A wipe is a type of film transition where one shot replaces another by travelling from one side of the frame to another or with a special shape.

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WNET

WNET, channel 13 (branded as THIRTEEN), is a non-commercial educational, public television station licensed to Newark, New Jersey and serving the New York metropolitan area.

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Yakuza

, also known as, are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan.

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Yasujirō Ozu

was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

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Yōko Yaguchi

was a Japanese actress, and the wife of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa for 39 years.

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Yūzō Kayama

is a Japanese popular musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

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Yellow journalism

Yellow journalism and the yellow press are American terms for journalism and associated newspapers that present little or no legitimate well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales.

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Yojimbo (film)

is a 1961 samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Zatoichi

is a fictional character featured in one of Japan's longest-running series of films and a television series that are both set during the late Edo period (1830s and 1840s).

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Zhang Yimou

Zhang Yimou (born 2 April 1950) is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer.

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1923 Great Kantō earthquake

The struck the Kantō Plain on the Japanese main island of Honshū at 11:58:44 JST (02:58:44 UTC) on Saturday, September 1, 1923.

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1980 Cannes Film Festival

The 33rd Cannes Film Festival was held between 9 and 23 May 1980.

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1985 Cannes Film Festival

The 38th Cannes Film Festival was held from 8 to 20 May 1985.

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20th Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, doing business as 20th Century Fox, is an American film studio currently owned by 21st Century Fox.

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (formerly Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., doing business as 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is the home video distribution arm of the 20th Century Fox film studio.

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57th Academy Awards

The 57th Academy Awards were presented March 25, 1985, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

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87th Precinct

The 87th Precinct is a series of police procedural novels and stories written by Ed McBain (pseudonym of Evan Hunter).

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9th Moscow International Film Festival

The 9th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 10 to 23 July 1975.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kurosawa

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