6.8/10
87
1 user

Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create 

Kurosawa Akira: Tsukuru to iu koto wa subarashii (original title)
An in depth look at the making of Kurosawa's films.
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Yojimbo (1961)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai
Stray Dog (1949)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura
Macbeth (1948)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that ... See full summary »

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada
Rashomon (1950)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori
The 400 Blows (1959)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier
Seven Samurai (1954)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In a long dialogue, Nagisa Oshima interviews Akira Kurosawa, leading him to share his thoughts about filmmaking, his life and works, and numerous anecdotes relating to his films and his various film activities.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Nagisa Ôshima
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Marty Gross
Stars: Stephen Prince, Joan Mellen, Tadao Sato
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yû Fujiki ...
 Himself
Bokuzen Hidari ...
 Himself (archive footage)
Hisashi Inoue ...
 Interviewer
Kyôko Kagawa ...
 Herself
Takeshi Katô ...
 Himself
Shinsho Kokontei ...
 Himself (archive footage)
...
 Himself
...
 Himself (archive footage)
Yoshirô Muraki ...
 Himself
Akemi Negishi ...
 Herself (archive footage)
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
 Himself
Eijirô Tôno ...
 Himself (archive footage)
Atsushi Watanabe ...
 Himself (archive footage)
...
 Herself (archive footage)
Masayuki Yui ...
 Narrator
Edit

Storyline

An in depth look at the making of Kurosawa's films.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2002 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Tsukuru to iu koto wa subarashii! Kurosawa Akira  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This "making of" answers a few questions, raises others
21 July 2009 | by (Rosebush) – See all my reviews

Opening with a few general tidbits of film-making philosophy from archival footage of Japanese master-craftsman director Akira Kurosawa (who passed away in 1998, four years before this short was produced), the rest of this SEVEN SAMURAI d.v.d. extra focuses on that feature film itself. Through the recollections of two of the movies principals--Seiji Miyaguchi (samurai Kyuzo) and Yoshio Tsushiya (farmer Rikishi)--plus a scriptwriter, lighting technician, production designer, set decorator, script supervisor, and sound effects technician for the feature, supplemented by a few talking heads, this 49-minute piece yields helpful background about how the story developed, how it was filmed, and its place in cinematic history.

However, there seem to be some glaring omissions. Nothing is said of director Kurosawa's personal life, for instance. Also, it is stated actress Keiko Tsushima (farmer's daughter Shino) suffered eye injury from the director's unusual lighting practices, but it does not specify how debilitating these were. Along the same lines, Tsushiya says his throat was burned during the torching of the bandits' hideout, and a crew member states Kurosawa himself suffered frostbitten toes filming the climactic mud battle while ankle-deep in the freezing slop of Japan's wintry February, but it is not said whether any of this trio were hospitalized or suffered permanent disability.

Nevertheless, with a wealth of film clips from SEVEN SAMURAI amply illustrating the points being made in this "extra," IT IS WONDERFUL TO CREATE is at least interesting to watch.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Several episodes in a series? mnoe

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?