West By East By West: The Influence of Kurosawa on the West and Vice Versa | 12 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM

Through his influences and achievements, Kurosawa became one of the first true international filmmakers, inspiring several generations of filmmakers who would explore notions of genre and identity in film.

A Giant Shadow: The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema | 10 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM

Today it is impossible to imagine a world without the films of Akira Kurosawa. He is easily regarded as one of the very greatest directors in the history of film, having made a host of first tier masterpieces.


The Western World's Introduction to Japanese Cinema: 'Rashomon' | 18 Dec 2012 // 4:10 PM

Akira Kurosawa displays such mastery of the fundamental elements of film in Rashomon that it’s worth repeated viewings, and rewards the attentive viewer with the equivalent of a master class in film aesthetics.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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