Presents three early works from the Japanese film maker Akira Kurosawa. In "The Seven Samurai" (1954) the inhabitants of a small Japanese village employ a band of roaming Samurai to defend them. This film was eventually used as a model for "The Magnificent Seven". The other screenplays featured include "Ikiru" (1952) which tells the painful and intimate story of a Japanese civil servant's coming to terms with old age and death. "Throne of Blood" (1957), based on Shakespeare's "Macbeth", tells of a Samurai who is encouraged to kill his lord. The texts featured are based on the author's own shooting scripts and this book includes a critical introduction to each script.
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