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Posts tagged ‘Samurai Films’

24
Mar

Photo Play – Dororo (2007)

by HELEN GEIB

enter a mysterious stranger

Dororo (2007)

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3
Feb

Photo Play – Yojimbo (1961)

by HELEN GEIB

the play’s the thing

Yojimbo (1961)

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13
Jan

Photo Play – Sword of the Stranger (2007)

by HELEN GEIB

frame it and hang it on the wall

Sword of the Stranger (2007)

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13
Aug

Photo Play: The Hidden Fortress (1958)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: fairs and festivals

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28
May

Photo Play: Ran (1985)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: essential Kurosawa

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29
Jun

Two Lists, Ten Favorites: Films of Akira Kurosawa

by HELEN GEIB and NIR SHALEV

An occasional feature where Helen and Nir compare their five favorite films by some of the greats of world cinema. Today’s inaugural “Two Lists, Ten Favorites” is dedicated to the films of Akira Kurosawa.

Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998)

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28
Jun

DVD of the Week – The Warrior’s Way (2010)

by HELEN GEIB

pastichenoun 1) A literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources; 2) an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.

(definition by Dictionary.com)

pastichenoun 1) A source of delight and amusement to those in the know, and a thing both peculiar and mystifying to those who aren’t; 2) a niche market product.

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22
Jun

Trailers for Movies I Like: Sanjuro (1962)

by HELEN GEIB

An occasional series. Title self-explanatory.

The trailer for May was Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (1961), starring Toshiro Mifune in one of his great and indelible performances. Whenever I watch Yojimbo, which is every year or so, I have to watch Sanjuro (1962) soon after.

And because Sanjuro leads to Incident at Blood Pass (1970), here’s a bonus trailer:

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Yojimbo Times Four, an overview of Yojimbo and its sequels

29
May

Movie Review – 13 Assassins (2010)

by NIR SHALEV

13 Assassins (2010)

Filmmaker Takashi Miike is popular around the globe for being the most “out there” director. In Japan, he’s been crowned “the most adult filmmaker” because he’s directed crazy films like Audition (2000) and Ichi the Killer (2001). By now, those two films have garnered a classic status (because most film lovers are mostly desensitized to gore already). However, 13 Assassins is a welcome change in pace because it’s an old-school samurai revenge film that packs heat and is all kinds of awesome; yet it still manages to deliver a traditional samurai tale of true and tough warriors. Read more »

1
May

Free-Talking on Cinema, Movies, and Film (May, 2011)

by HELEN GEIB

[Note: The monthly Free-Talking post is updated every five days, give or take a day every now and then.]

MAY 23, 2011- FORMAT CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT

Starting next week the “free-talking” running post will be broken out into weekly posts, beginning with the monthly discussion question on the first Wednesday of June.

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MAY 17, 2011- (RANDOM) TRAILER OF THE MONTH

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