1954: The Kaiju and the Samurai (Part I)

The next two weeks we will be taking it back to 1954 to discuss two pinnacles of Japanese cinema, both which are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. These two landmark films are Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) and Ishiro Honda’s GojiraGodzilla” (1954).

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They are two very diverse films with very distinct feels, but both came out of the same country during a time that had a huge influence on global cinema. Personally, I saw both of these movies at different times in my life resulting in very different views. Both quite positive in fact.

 

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