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2009-02-19 13:04:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Globally-acclaimed Japanese film maker Akira Kurosawa, whose award-winning cinematic masterpieces inspired such classic Hollywood movies as "Star Wars" ("The Hidden Fortress"), "The Magnificent Seven" ("Seven Samurai") and "A Fistful of Dollars" ("Yojimbo") is being honored through the naming of Anaheim University's Akira Kurosawa School of Film. On March 23rd, 2009Anaheim University will make film school history by launching a...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

By Bob Strauss Spaghetti Westerns and samurai films have shared sensibilities since Sergio Leone remade Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo" as "A Fistful of Dollars." But the two genres have never been mashed up quite as crazily as Takashi Miike has done it in "Sukiyaki Western Django." It's got gunfighters and horses and cowboy hats, but it's definitely set in Japan. (When, exactly, is purposely unclear, but there is a Gatling gun). Though it is specifically inspired by the Django series, fans of...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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