Seven Samurai? In this economy?!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk the best Japanese film of all time, Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune, all the remakes and reimaginings, its popularity in Japan, cinematic language, the film firsts, connections to cowboys, Kurosawa and John Ford's relationship, the original Godzilla, anti-samurai commentary, how it changed our guest's life, selling our belongings and moving to Japan, Japanese history and the warring states period, films for western audiences and the genres that translate well, samurai's role in Japanese society, testing the sword, tropes, assembling the team, hero's motivation, US occupation of Japan, guns in Japan, and Kurosawa's way of dealing with budget cuts.
So grab a big bowl of millet and hit play for an in depth Seven Samurai film analysis!
(Special Guest: Zack Davisson)
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I'm sorry is the mom's name Moonchild?!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk childhood nostalgia, 1984 again, rewatchability of your favorite movies, the iconic themesong, Falcor the dog dragon, the cruddy puppetry and effects, the 92 minute runtime, watching a horse drown to death, KoRn, the Gmork from Ork, fantasy world building, pick out our favorite weird background creatures, the dads raw egg & OJ breakfast, the duoroboros(sp?), depression and gried, coping with loss, the death of imagination, big ol' swamp turtles and their omnipotent indifference, child actors, Southern Oracle survival strategies, and in the end wishing for revenge instead of bringing your mom back.
So cuddle up in your school attic and press play for an in depth The NeverEnding Story film analysis!
(Special Guest: Ben Horak)
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