Ikiru (1952) Poster



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Remade as 

Ikiru (2007) (TV Movie)


Citizen Kane (1941)
narrative technique: attempts by characters, via memories and flashbacks, to understand protagonist's life after he has passed

Referenced in 

Brazil (1985)
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Wayne's World/Medicine Man/Final Analysis/Voyager/Rhapsody in August (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Rhapsody in August" review.
Nowhere to Hide (1999)
detective kim swings on a swingset contemplating life and death much like the main character in ikiru.
American Beauty (1999)
opening narration about a dead main character
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is mentioned.
Little Children (2006)
SPOILER: Ronnie, after cutting off his "privates", contemplates his life/death on a swing in a playground.
The Fountain (2006)
The scene where Tom walks along the street and is nearly run over is lifted directly from Ikiru
Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences (2006) (Video)
still shown
Dream the Impossible Dream (2006) (Short)
swing scene is influenced by Ikiru
Dying of the Light (2014)
Kurosawa's classic drama has a similar lead character who is running out of time because of a lethal disease. In Schrader's original cut reportedly a more explicit reference was included.
Well Wishes (2015)
A character's search for meaning mirrors that of Kanji Watanabe's journey.

Featured in 

The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Clip is shown. Roger Ebert says it was the first Kurosawa film he saw.
Siskel & Ebert: Crix Pick Prez Flix (1993) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
Siskel & Ebert: Rounders/Kiki's Delivery Service/Simon Birch/Slums of Beverly Hills/Digging to China (1998) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown during the tribute to Akira Kurosawa.
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Sex & Melodrama (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Life Itself (2014)
Footage shown.

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