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Akira Kurosawa (1910 - 1998)

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Films: Rashomon (1950) - Akira Kurosawa

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Akira Kurosawa (Kurosawa Akira) (March 23, 1910 - September 6, 1998) was a prominent Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter of movies.

To Western audiences, Kurosawa is perhaps Japan's best-known filmmaker. His films have greatly influenced a whole generation of filmmakers worldwide. His first film (Sanshiro Sugata) was released in 1943; his last in 1999 (posthumously). During his lifetime he saw Japan change from a country with military ambitions to a peaceful economic power. Few filmmakers have had a career so long or so acclaimed. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kurosawa [Mar 2005]

Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars is a pastiche of The Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven. [Dec 2005]

Runaway Train (1985) by Andrei Konchalovsky is based on a screeplay by Kurosawa. [Dec 2005]

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