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Photo of Asakazu Nakai
Photo of Asakazu Nakai

Asakazu Nakai

[Jim Hemphill on Asakazu Nakai]: Cinematographer Asakazu Nakai and director Akira Kurosawa had collaborated on important films before, but none of their earlier work displayed the ambition, technical mastery and thematic density of Seven Samurai.

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    Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1985

    Is Kurosawa the greatest director ever? We’d be hard-pressed to argue. Some may prefer his earlier classics like Rashômon and Seven Samurai, but we adore this majestic epic, which re-purposes Shakespeare into an awesome feudal saga of tremendous spectacle, unforgettable in sight and sound.

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