Seven samurai a film by Akira Kurosawa

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Statementby Akira Kurosawa ; English translation and introduction by Donald Richie.
SeriesClassic film scripts
ContributionsRichie, Donald, 1924-
LC ClassificationsPN1997
The Physical Object
Pagination227p. :
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20266431M
ISBN 100856470864

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Wandering ronin—masterless samurai—crowd the streets looking for work, and criminals are free to prey on the weak and Seven samurai book. Seven Samurai was Akira Kurosawa’s 15th film as a director and is perhaps the work that he is most strongly identified with. Set in the late 16th century, the story centres around a farming village that hires a group of masterless samurai to defend them against an impending bandit raid.

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Any recommendations for martial arts movies like "The Seven Samurai". Try some of Akira Kurosawa's other jidaigeki cinema, like Ran (), Kagemusha (), and Yôjinbô (). If you like the martial arts, Jet Li movies like Ying xiong () "Hero" and Huo Yuan Jia () "Fearless" might be of interest.

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The idea of a disparate band of misfits being recruited for a difficult but righteous cause is often credited as having begun with The Seven Samurai.

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