Friday, March 23, 2007

Akira Kurosawa' Birthday

On March 23, 1910 legendary Japanese film Akira Kurosawa was born. In case you have never been fortunate enough to have seen a Kurosawa movie, by all means - fix that. There's many good movies to choose from. Rashomon - one of the best movies ever made about trials, crimes and conflicting witness testimonies. The film is part of most law school curriculums for those looking for a career as a trial lawyer. Yojimbo, a.k.a. the Bodyguard, is another great story. A vagabound landless Samurai warrior helps protect a town of village people from 2 competing crime families that have terrorized the place. Throne of Blood - Samurai Macbeth... simply amazing. And finally, his best known work - Seven Samurai is something you just have to see sometime. Very often, this movie is included in the top 10 of all time. 'Nuff said. Also - do a google image search of LikeTelevision™ for Kurosawa - lots of cool pix.