The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

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The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

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One day in the middle of September 1951, Akira Kurosawa went fishing.

He needed to. The film he had just finished, The Idiot had been released by the studio Shôchiku in a savagely cut version (from 265 minutes down to 166) and was far less popular and less critically acclaimed than earlier films such as Drunken Angel and Stray Dog. It was an especially acute blow coming on the heels of his last film, had so confused the head of Daiei—the studio where it had been made—that he had walked out halfway through the screening. That earlier movie, a period film with the first nonlinear narrative ever found in a Japanese film, had enjoyed moderate box office success and—despite the confusion it induced in some—a moderate degree of critical acclaim. But with studios unhappy with two consecutive films and with no studio for his next project, Kurosawa had little to cheer him. Even fishing failed to help, since he broke his only line, which forced him to give up and head home. ... ld-cinema/