Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai ★★★★½

The Seven Samurai. 1954. Akira Kurosawa.

Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai (1954) is one of the most inspirational samurai films of all time. Kurosawa had a strong influence on Wes Anderson especially in Isle of Dogs (2018). Kurosawa’s DP Asakazu Nakai inspired the type of cinematography Wes Anderson admired. Most of Nakai’s scenes are symmetrical with the characters centered to guide our eyes through fight scenes, bandits, and local farmers. The simple storyline of a village being attacked by bandits who employ samurai for help is genius. This films runtime of 206 minutes is well worth your time. This is an historic landmark that is available on the Criterion Channel. I apologize for the short review but, we are preparing for Halloween and my birthday is 1 November. As a result my reviews will be short and succinct for the next few days. Thank you for your patience. I will continue to like all of my LB friends reviews. Thank you from DNA.

Viewed on The Criterion Channel

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