On PBS last night, they showed an excellent, somewhat comprehensive 2-hour documentary on the life and films of the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. I managed to tape it and I watched it today and I must say that it is probably my favorite documentary I've ever seen (and I've seen my fair share)! I hope some other people on this forum got the chance to view this program. Some highlights (for me, anyway) included a Rashomon reunion, a look at the original script book for Seven Samurai and interviews with James Coburn and Clint Eastwood about Kurosawa's impact on themselves and Hollywood movies. The narration by Sam Shepard was good, but the excerpts of Kurosawa's autobiography, read by Paul Scofield, were even better. Aside from the fact that they mostly overlooked his film noir ganster movies, I couldn't recommend this documentary any higher!!! Comments anyone?