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The Influence of Kurosawa on Star Wars

Akira Kurosawa’s films appear frequently on the list of George Lucas’ favorite movies. In addition to Rashomon, Ikiru, Yojimbo, The Hidden Fortress, and Kagemusha, Lucas cites The Seven Samurai as an influence. More… Continue reading

The Use of Music in Lost in Translation

Viewers praise Sofia Coppola’s 2003 romance film Lost in Translation for its unique style and cinematography, but they often ignore the significant role of the soundtrack. The music in the film relates to… Continue reading