seven samurai

The Code Of The East : Seven Samurai

With Seven Samurai in 1954, Akira Kurosawa sought to elevate Japanese Samurai films of the day, chambara, essentially B-movies, to the level of an epic: at three hours and twenty seven minutes, he succeeded in not just shining a light on his country’s past, but crafting a mythic fable that symbolises Japan’s struggle to live […]