I have this creative writing teacher who knows my strong interest in movies and my goal to be a director. Anyway, he also knows I dislike school heavily and never pay attention because I can't stand it. He knows I'm smart as hell so he's gonna just give me this one assignment before the end of the semester and if I do it, he'll pass me. I have to write an essay (atleast 5 paragraphs) on the similarities and differences between Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Seven Samurai. well, I've never seen Seven Samurai and don't have any way of seeing it before the assignment is due, but I had to agree to doing this because I have to pass this class. So can anyone tell me differences and similarities between the two. Was Ang Lee heavily influenced by Kurosawa in making CTHD? Any specific shots that are homages? I just need as much info as possible because Seven Samurai is 40 bucks at Best buy and I'm broke.