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New DVD releases include 'Mr. Bean's Holiday,' 'Waitress'

...and DVD releases and a calendar of what's coming: 'DRUNKEN ANGEL' WHAT: This early film from Japanese master Akira Kurosawa was the first of his to star longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune, who went on to appear in most of the filmmaker's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/29/mov_154501.shtml
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Earlier works inspire new releases

...collective work of those that have come before. Whether it's George Lucas pillaging the works of Joseph Campbell and Akira Kurosawa for his Star Wars saga or the wholesale liberation of The Da Vinci Code in the name of National Treasure, creativity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/18/ent_443436.shtml
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Library events

...Thursdays; free, registration required; (706) 821-2604FOREIGN FILM: The Hidden Fortress (Japanese); directed by Akira Kurosawa; 6 p.m. todayCOUPONING WITH CAROL: Learn how to save thousands on your grocery bill; 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2011-07-13/libraries
Social injustice provides movies with plot conflicts, raisons d'tre

...five films that illustrate my point: HIGH AND LOW (1963): Better known for his period pieces, Japanese director Akira Kurosawa also had a deft hand with contemporary cinema. This film about a businessman struggling to place fiscal worth on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/04/uhl_146103.shtml
Steven Uhles
Historic competition still draws crowd

...thousands cheer. The first competition was held there in 1199. The scene is like something out of a movie by the great Akira Kurosawa. Banners flap in the ocean wind marking the beginning and end of the shooting runway. Little boys in bright robes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/05/oth_506562.shtml
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Fellini retrospective shows the mind behind the legendary films

...international filmmaking in the 1950s and 1960s, along with Roberto Rossellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Jean-Luc Godard. Now, 10 years after his death, the sketches that live on as films are the thrust of a retrospective...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/01/art_387194.shtml
Arts
Lucas drew inspiration for 'Star Wars' from cinema history

...by Mr. Lucas: THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (1958): Mr. Lucas has long admitted that the two bickering thieves in this Akira Kurosawa classic were the models for the comic droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, but he's never fessed up to being inspired by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/16/mov_428690.shtml
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New DVD releases

...two-disc set, $30.98. (Universal) --- "The Seven Samurai" The previous single-disc Criterion release of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece came with minimal extras. A new three-disc set has a new digital transfer of the 3½-hour version...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/07/mov_95608.shtml
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Some remakes pay tribute to originals

...stuff - the romance and the nose - continue to make this story tick. THRONE OF BLOOD (1957): Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's version of Macbeth, set in feudal Japan, remains his most powerful adaptation of Shakespeare's work. A highly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/29/uhl_87058.shtml
Steven Uhles
New home-video releases

...space program over the last four decades. KAGEMUSHA (CRITERION, $39.95): The maestro of the samurai film, Akira Kurosawa, returned to the genre with this 1980 masterpiece, which gets the brilliant treatment you would expect from DVD...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/31/mov_448959.shtml
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