Postwar Kurosawa: The Stray Dog

The Stray Dog (野良犬) 1949, Toho Prod. Soujiro Motoki Dir. Akira Kurosawa  Writer Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Cinematography  Asakazu Nakai, Music Fumio Hayasaka Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Isao Kimura Noise in suburb and city Two detectives on hot trail of the suspect: Detective Sato, a seasoned detective who knows what …

Postwar Kurosawa: The Quiet Duel

The Quiet Duel (静かなる決闘)1949, DaieiProd. Soujiro Motoki, Hisao IchikawaDir. Akira Kurosawa Writer Senkichi Taniguchi, Akira Kurosawa, Cinematography  Souichi Aizaka, Music Akira IfukubeToshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kenjiro Uemura, Miki Sanjo, Noriko Sengoku In March 1948, Kurosawa, Soujiro Motoki, Kajiro Yamamoto and Senkichi Taniguchi formed “Eiga Geijutu Kyoukai (Cinema Art Society)”. Toho was …

Postwar Kurosawa: Drunken Angel

On August 20th 1945, only 5 days after the surrender of the Imperial Japan, the first (black) market opened in Shinjuku. This Shinjuku Market was a community of open-air, primitive merchants. In following months, the similar black markets opened in many key locations around Tokyo and other major cities in …