The One Trait That Ties Together Akira Kurosawa’s Favorite Directors
Akira Kurosawa is your favorite director’s favorite director, but do you know his favorite directors? The acclaimed Japanese filmmaker is primarily known for his historical epics and samurai films, including “Seven Samurai” and “Rashomon.”Kurosawa was heavily inspired by the cowboys in American Westerns, and in turn, many spaghetti Westerns were heavily inspired by Kurosawa.
The director once told Dick Cavett that he “love[s] the movies of John Ford,” the acclaimed American director known for Westerns like “The Searchers.” The epic scale and action-heavy narratives in Kurosawa’s films are often cited as the director’s appeal to international audiences, and they also link them to American Westerns….The post The One Trait That Ties Together Akira Kurosawa’s Favorite Directors appeared first on /Film.
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