Biography of Akira Kurosawa


Study Guides on Works by Akira Kurosawa

Ran is almost invariably described as legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s samurai version of Shakespeare’s King Lear. And why not? The story was originally stimulated by a story Kurosawa came across about the Sengoku-era warlord Mōri...

Even if you have never heard of the world Rashomon, you are probably intensely familiar with the plot of this 1950 Japanese film directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. Committed fans of TV shows as diverse as All in the Family, The X-Files and...