SEVEN SAMURAI AND THRONE OF BLOOD
Akira Kurosawa (Mar 23, 1910--Sep. 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. He was the surprise winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In 1990, he accepted the Academy Award for Lifetime. Kuorosawa contributed Japanese history, culture, and society through this movie to audiences. (Film)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The director choose this specific subjects to demonstrate the Japanese culture and hierarchy grading system. The Seven Samurai represents the spirit and wisdom, loyal, optimistic, martial arts. The film also illustrates the thousand generations a symbol for satire and reflection of the warrior class. Kurosawa summarized these elements in the movie to symbolize the Japanese tradition culture and martial beliefs. The film also illustrates Samurai spirit and even Japan's spirit for the very good interpretation.
The film represent that at the end of the warring states period of Japan, there are many warriors to evil mountain thief. A village of the villagers, often by a samurai robbery, has no intention of that wild warrior program in the autumn harvest time, decided to find the samurai help them against brigands. Due to the village was so poor, can only be made for harvest of rice, the elders said to have "samurai" hungry, but how can hungry warrior against a robber? The first samurai, Kambei, claimed they need seven samurais. They finally found Katsushiro, Gorobei, Shichiroji, Heihachi, Kyuzo, and Kikuchiyo to protect villagers. In the preparation processing, samurais and farmers had some conflicts and also made some jokes. Seven people back to the village to help defense. Seven samurai led farmers to actively prepare for building defense and defense team. During this period to get along with, samurai train farmers
Cited: Kurosawa Akira, Films: Seven Samurai and Throne of Blood