Topic: Kurosawa's Seven Samurai 35mm Print!! @ The Plaza Nov 1&6/2010

Akira Kurosawa's
Seven Samurai
7:00pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2011
12:00pm, Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Plaza Theatre · 1133 Kensington Road NW
35mm · B&W · 207 mins · Japanese w/ English subtitles

Quite the change of pace, Kurosawa's Seven Samurai harnessed the action genre like no-one in 1954 had before. By alternating between multiple cameras, and casting Toshiro Mifune as the comical seventh samurai, the pacing is fresh, rapid, and involving—despite the 207-minute runtime. As the largest Japanese production of its day, Kurosawa was able to exploit vast custom built sets (like a purpose-built island village), and had access to a wealth of equipment with which to innovate. And innovate he did—Seven Samurai is the faraway source of a great many of the staples of today's action movies.

Breathtaking, fastmoving, and overflowing with a delightfully self-mocking sense of humor, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai is one of the most popular and influential Japanese films ever made.
David Ehrenstein, 1999, Criterion

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Re: Kurosawa's Seven Samurai 35mm Print!! @ The Plaza Nov 1&6/2010

Excellent film.  If anyone is able to see it in the theatre, they need to go see it.  To good of a film to pass on...  you'll be missing a "cinema gem."

-deadmanwalkin

Re: Kurosawa's Seven Samurai 35mm Print!! @ The Plaza Nov 1&6/2010

very cool