The Blackened Eyes of the Movie Men With No Name | 24 Feb 2014 // 8:14 PM

Akira Kurosawa’s samurai, Stuart Heisler’s gangster, Sergio Leone’s cowboy, and George Miller’s misfit suffer a similar black eye, but with dramatically different effect.

Wide-Screen, Big Ideas: The Wide-Screen Cinema of Akira Kurosawa | 13 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM

After eschewing innovations like color and wide-screen filmmaking, when Akira Kurosawa made the conversion to a wider screen, he did so by making six consecutive films in wide screen, with a degree of success that was as resounding as it was influential.


Double Take: 'Yojimbo' (1961) | 23 Oct 2015 // 4:00 AM

When the fighting gets this bad, they don't bother with coffins. Double Take takes sides on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 classic, Yojimbo.

//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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