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    Watch: Akira Kurosawa's Love of Movement: A Video Essay

    Tony Zhou has looked at Kurosawa before, as when he examined the Japanese director's use of geometry in a crucial scene from 'The Bad Sleep Well.' In this piece, he takes a more wide-ranging look at the director's work to show how, in films from 'Throne of Blood' to 'The Hidden Fortress' to 'Ran,' m...

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    Martin Scorsese's 39 Foreign Films to See Before You Die

    Let's appraise Martin Scorsese's list of 39 must-see classics of the arthouse.

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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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