Seven Samurai

Screen­ing ///

Thu, Decem­ber 16 2004, 20:00 /// 
quitch, Untere Donaulände 10, Linz ///

Aki­ra Kuro­sawa, director/author (* 1910, † 1998) not just a leg­end in Japan because of his imagery and nar­ra­tive dynam­ics but is also a role mod­el for many Euro­pean and Amer­i­can direc­tors. There­fore Kuro­sawa is regard­ed as the aes­thet­ic fore­run­ner for the west­ern films (and spaghet­ti west­ern) in the fifties and six­ties. Movies like “The Mag­nif­i­cent Sev­en” (direct­ed by John Sturges) or “A Fist­ful of Dol­lars“ (direct­ed by Ser­gio Leone) are def­i­nite­ly based on works of this director/author.

Sev­en Samu­rai” is the most pop­u­lar film direct­ed by Kuro­sawa. It is a opu­lent epic with a total of three thou­sand par­tic­i­pants and the direc­tor tells the var­ied and very dense sto­ry of a small Japan­ese vil­lage. qujOchÖ presents the film in the course of the film­plateau and analy­ses it in the ensu­ing discussion.