I’m currently following Akira Kurosawa’s works slowly. Here’s a list of the movies I’ve seen so far. I’m a bit of an OC with this list since I’m listing then in the order that I’ve seen them. I discovered Akira Kurosawa’s films on a Nintendo DS forum called Moonbooks library. Before they revamped the site I got the chance to watch The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail on my NDSlite
quite a small screen to appreciate a movie, right?.
My first favorite would be Rashomon because of the screenplay and cinematography. I think it is a petty reason for me to say that I appreciated the running scenes with a perspective of a man running. Despite it being a black and white movie the details were so crisp to the point that I even appreciated seeing leaves on the trees that shaded the camera from direct sunlight.
Most of the Akira Kurosawa movies I enjoyed the most would have Toshiro Mifune in it. After watching Seven Samurai I grew fond of Toshiro Mifune. Which later helped me appreciate Sanjuro and Yojimbo where Toshiro Mifune’s character “Sanjuro” made the connection between the two films. (are there other Sanjuro films I missed out on?).
My recent favorite would be Ran. The fact that it is based on King Lear is one among the many reason why I liked it. However the brilliant lines of the jester and Tango, breath-taking war scenes weighed more to me towards the end.