Wowzers, here’s yet another wonderful video essay from those remarkable folk over at Every Frame A Painting.
It’s difficult to measure the influence that Japanese master, Akira Kurosawa, has had on the world of film. His most famous work, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai), is considered by many film aficionados to be Kurosawa’s single greatest film, having been remade in several countries (most notably as The Magnificent Seven by John Sturges in 1960). Yojimbo was remade by Sergio Leone as A Fistful of Dollars, which kick-started Leone’s career as one another filmmaking master.
But aside from the famous remakes that Kurosawa inspired, the man was a prodigy of the art form of cinema. Don’t believe us? Surely you’ll believe Every Frame A Painting? They know way more about stuff than we do.