Rhapsody In August (1991)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Hachi-gatsu no Kyoshikiyoku Japan, 1991.  Feature Film Enterprise II, Kurosawa Production Co., Shôchiku Eiga.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, based on the novel Nabe no Naka by Kiyoko Murata.  Cinematography by Takao Saito, Shoji Ueda.  Produced by Hisao Kurosawa.  Music by Shinichiro Ikebe.  Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki.  Costume Design by Kazuko Kurosawa.  Film…

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Kagemusha (1980)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior Japan, 1980.  Kurosawa Production Co., Toho Company, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Masato Ide.  Cinematography by Takao Saito, Shoji Ueda.  Produced by Akira Kurosawa.  Music by Shinichiro Ikebe.  Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki.  Costume Design by Seiichiro Hagakusawa.   Beautiful war epic by Akira Kurosawa that runs…

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High And Low (1963)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Tengoku to Jigoku Japan, 1963.  Kurosawa Production Co., Toho Company.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima, Eijiro Hisaita, based on the novel Kingu no Minoshirokin by Evan Hunter.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saito.  Produced by Ryuzo Kikushima, Tomoyuki Tanaka.  Music by Masaru Sato.  Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki.  Costume Design by…

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Sanjuro (1962)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Tsubaki Sanjuro Japan, 1962.  Toho Company, Kurosawa Production Co..  Screenplay by Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, based on the novel Nichinichi Heian by Shugoro Yamamoto.  Cinematography by Fukuzo Koizumi, Takao Saito.  Produced by Ryuzo Kikushima, Tomoyuki Tanaka.  Music by Masaru Sato.  Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki. A lighter, more comedic…

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Yojimbo (1961)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Japan, 1961.  Kurosawa Production Co., Toho Company.  Story by Akira Kurosawa, Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima.  Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.  Produced by Akira Kurosawa.  Music by Masaru Sato.  Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki.  Costume Design by Yoshiro Muraki.  Film Editing by Akira Kurosawa.   Akira Kurosawa was inspired primarily by American westerns when he wrote and…

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The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Japan, 1960.  Toho Company, Kurosawa Production Co..  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima, Eijiro Hisaita, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto.  Cinematography by Yuzuru Aizawa.  Produced by Akira Kurosawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka.  Music by Masaru Sato.  Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki.  Costume Design by Shoji Kurihara.  Film Editing by Akira Kurosawa. Stunning drama by Akira Kurosawa that features…

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Throne Of Blood (1957)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Kumonosu-Joo Japan, 1957.  Toho Company, Kurosawa Production Co..  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, based on the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai.  Produced by Akira Kurosawa, Sojiro Motoki.  Music by Masaru Sato.  Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki.  Costume Design by Taiki Mori.   Akira Kurosawa adapts…

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