Tuesday, November 10, 2015

After Kurosawa: Why the Japanese Independent Film Industry is Hopeful For the Future

READ MORE: Takashi Murakami on Bringing Art to Life in Directorial Debut 'Jellyfish Eyes' Ask most cinephiles to define Japanese film today, and they're likely to cite the usual suspects: Akira Kurosawa and his "Seven Samurai." Yasujiro Ozu and his "Tokyo Story." Hayao Miyazaki and his "Princess Mononoke." While their golden years may have ended over a decade ago (or, in some cases, several), their legendary works have left indelible marks not only on contemporary filmmakers within Japan, but on the styles of significant American cinema from Martin Scorcese and Quentin Tarantin to Pixar. But their era — the indisputable height of the nation's cinematic...

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