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    Akira Kurosawa Said Watching a Satyajit Ray Film Is Like "Seeing the Sun or Moon"

    As Ray's luminous 'Apu Trilogy' continues a successful arthouse revival, read what Kurosawa had to say about the Bengali writer-director.

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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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