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The samurai films of Akira Kurosawa

Author: David Desser
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, ©1983.
Series: Studies in cinema, no. 23.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Desser, David.
Samurai films of Akira Kurosawa.
Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)626567106
Named Person: Akira Kurosawa; Akira Kurosawa; Akira Kurosawa; Akira Kurosawa
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Desser
ISBN: 0835714950 9780835714952 0835719243 9780835719247
OCLC Number: 9828491
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: vi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: Introduction --
Japanese films and the West --
Kurosawa's use of genre --
Kurosawa and American film motifs --
pt. 2: The Samurai film --
The mythicization of history --
The field of view --
The historical background --
Sign systems --
Genre types; The nostalgic Samurai drama; The anti-feudal Samurai drama; Zen fighters; The sword film --
The mythicization of history and the Samurai film --
pt. 3: The Samurai films of Akira Kurosawa --
Kurosawa and the West --
The period films of Akira Kurosawa --
The Samurai films; Seven samurai; The hidden fortress; Yojimbo; Sanjuro; Kagemusha --
pt. 4: Implications for further study.
Series Title: Studies in cinema, no. 23.
Responsibility: by David Desser.

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