Austin and Eric are here to discuss the final film in their Akira Kurosawa Five, Ran. This is the epic retelling of William Shakespeare’s King Lear set as a samurai war film. When a warlord divides his land among his three sons, chaos spreads as betrayal and regret lead to bloodshed. What does a Kurosawa film look like after decades after High and Low and how has he changed as a filmmaker at the end of his career. Find out!
Akira Kurosawa’s Five
3) Seven Samurai
4) High and Low
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Join us next Wednesday as we wrap-up Akira Kurosawa and name our next Five.
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