Episode 141: Akira Kurosawa Part One


The Director's Club wanted to finish off the year right and begin the new one with a bang, so we're having our first 2018 episode on the films of epic director Akira Kurosawa.  This episode looks at the first half of his career, looking in on his early works from "Sanshiro Sugata" through his run of masterpieces ("Rashomon", "Ikiru", "Seven Samurai", "Throne of Blood").  Hope you all have a happy new year in 2018, and that you enjoy listening to us talk about his amazing films at least half as much as we did recording it for you!

7:18  Early works: "Sanshiro Sugata 1 and 2", "The Most Beautiful", "The Men Who Tread On the Tiger's Tail" ("Black Clouds", Papa Roach)
21:48 "Drunken Angel" ("Dirty Water", The Standells)
34:04 "Stray Dog" ("Heatwave", Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
46:20 "Rashomon" ("Black Sheets of Rain", Bob Mould)
1:10:28 "Ikiru" ("While I Shovel the Snow", The Walkmen)
1:38:50 "The Seven Samurai" ("Heavy Rain", Boris)
2:09:01 "Throne of Blood" (Theme from John Carpenter's "The Fog")