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Attention Akira Kurosawa Fans!

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Ted Todorov, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Screenwriter

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    The Film Forum in NYC is having an almost two months long series of Akira Kurosawa/Toshiro Mifune films, all in brand new 35mm prints. For info click here.
    Also, the Walter Reade Theater is showing Kurosawa's rarely seen Dersu Uzala in a brand new 35mm print as part of their Kino series. For more info click here. This series also contains all kinds of great movies. Most of them are very famous, but one less well known that I strongly recommend is Capitaine Conan.
    I know that most of you, for reasons I fail to comprehend, don't live in New York, but in case you were planning an August vacation, this would be a fine reason to visit us.
    Ted
     
  2. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    Ted
    That is great news, about 3 months ago there was one in Glasgow and saw Sanjuro, Rashomon, Throne of Blood and Yoijimbo.
    Too bad I cannot make it to NY.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Bah! I can't find the story now, but Cowboy Pictures was supposed to be distributing a huge chunk of restored Kurosawa prints this summer to several cities. Maybe this is the beginning of that?
     
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    See a movie, pay $25 to park and get mugged. [​IMG] Truly life at it's finest.
    But yes, it's days like this that we all envy you. Maybe I need to make that trip into NYC that I've been kicking around.
     
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    Can't, broke. Got bit by the "I didn't put in my 60 days notice to vacate my apartment" bug. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ted Todorov

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    I will certainly make it for a couple these. Assuming I can only watch 2 or 3 of these movies, which ones beside SS (my only Kurosawa :b) should I consider?

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    Holadem
     
  10. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Screenwriter

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    Yojimbo & High & Low are my personal favorites, but I haven't seen several, including Throne of Blood. I'd definitely see Dersu Uzala because the Walter Reade is a movie goer's paradise, IMHO the best movie house in NYC.
    But you can't go wrong, really.
    Ted
     
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    I am so excited about this. I am going to catch every film I can. That's 9 of them, I think.
     
  14. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Screenwriter

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    Just saw Throne of Blood Definitely the best (and indeed a very faithful) filmed adaptation of Macbeth I have ever seen. Lady Macbeth in particular was spine chillingly evil. And the Spider Web's forest really did seem alive.
    Ted
     
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    For those in the DC area, these will also be playing at the AFI theater at the Kennedy Center. You can get a schedule in PDF form here . The restored version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis is also playing there until August 8.
     
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    WAHHHH!!!! Somebody please post info about other locations, such as, in Texas. I went to Cowboy Pictures website but they had no info. [​IMG]
     
  17. Ted Todorov

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    I saw Dersu Uzala yesterday, and all I can say is WOW! The movie is shot in eastern Siberia and it is incredibly beautiful. The actor playing the title role (making his film debut at 64) just lives the part. There are some shots that have to be seen to be believed, like one great scene where the sun and moon are both up high in the sky.
    The new print was good, but the negative is in need of restoration.
    Ted
     
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    This is when I envy you New Yorkers. [​IMG]
    Hopefully these Kurosawa prints will make its way to Chi-town sometime.
    Ted,
    How was the print quality on Throne of Blood?
     

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