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    Watch: The Geometry of Akira Kurosawa: A Video Essay

    With his inimitable zing, seasoned video essayist Tony Zhou takes us on a stroll through a scene from a classic Akira Kurosawa film, The Bad Sleep Well, and it turns out that the reason the scene "works" is its geometry, the relationship between its rectangles and its triangles.

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    Watch Woody Allen, Kurosawa and Coppola in Weird 1980s Japanese Ads

    Watch three directors uncomfortably push the Japanese lifestyle in the 1980s.

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    15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

    The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?

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    Watch: Trailers For Martin Scorsese’s List Of The 39 Foreign Films You Should See Before You Die

    You may have heard this one before: several years ago a young filmmaker (Colin Levy) wrote to Martin Scorsese asking which films he should see in order to broaden his cinematic horizons. Much to his surprise the director answered him and provided a list, through his assistant, of 39 essential foreig...

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    Gabriel García Márquez and Akira Kurosawa Talk Film, Writing and 'Rhapsody in August' in 1991

    Originally published in The Los Angeles Times, read this scintillating conversation between two late, great masters from 1991.

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    The 15 Best Palme d'Or Winners From The Cannes Film Festival

    Right about now, taking the time difference into consideration, a bevy of beautiful celebrities will be spritzing and primping their last in preparation to walk the red carpet at the Opening Ceremony of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. But while the festival is a byword for glamour in the wider media,...

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    Watch: George Lucas Talks The Mastery Of Akira Kurosawa For The Criterion Collection

    He never won an Oscar, but Akira Kurosawa's body of work is more of legacy than any golden statue could hope to represent. And it's not a shock that even today, filmmakers revere his films and frankly, his genius, with awe and total respect. And one of the filmmaker's biggest advocates is George Luc...

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    20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

    In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible e...

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