My 50 Favorite Flicks • #23

A Japanese classic clocks in at my #23 spot on the list…

Seven Samurai (1954)
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I was introduced to Akira Kurosawa during my college years in an Asian History class.  I was shown the epic “Ran”.  This was my first glance into another world of film.  A world that was a different culture, and portrayed a different time period.  A short time after, my friend Derek pushed my exposure of Kurosawa and had me watch Seven Samurai, Yojimbo and Rashamon.  Now, these are the creme de la creme of classic film!  Let me just get down to it.  Seven Samurai is a simple film of standing up for what’s right.  It has influenced my story telling, and whenever I can put aside 3 hours to watch this, it is always well worth it.  Please see this Japanese epic if you haven’t.

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