Samurai Films Roland Thorne

ISBN: 9781842432556

Published: November 1st 2008

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160 pages


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Samurai Films  by  Roland Thorne

Samurai Films by Roland Thorne
November 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: 9781842432556 | 8.16 Mb

Samurai films are an intriguing combination of frenetic action sequences, moving personal drama, and philosophical observations on loyalty and violence, all setagainst the spectacular backdrop of pre-industrial Japan. References to samurai films areMoreSamurai films are an intriguing combination of frenetic action sequences, moving personal drama, and philosophical observations on loyalty and violence, all set against the spectacular backdrop of pre-industrial Japan.

References to samurai films are quite common in film literature, and many mainstream directors, from Hollywood and elsewhere, have been inspired and influenced by them—Lucas by Akira Kurosawas The Hidden Fortress, and the genre of spaghetti westerns by Kurosawas Yojimbo. Want to see one of the major inspirations for Quentin Tarantinos Kill Bill films? Look no further than Toshiya Fujitas Lady Snowblood.

The history of this unique Japanese genre, including its influence on world cinema is covered, as well as analysis of the key films that have defined the genre. Classics such as Kurosawas Seven Samurai and Hiroshi Inagakis Samurai Trilogy are included, as well as more recent films, such as Shinobi, Aragami, and The Twilight Samurai.



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