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Akira Kurosawa - Kagemusha (1980)
Akira Kurosawa began his career as a painter and had always been skilled at drawing. Unlike directors who are drawn to filmmaking by purely literary instincts, Akira Kurosawa turned to this medium to express his visual imagination as much as his narrative interests. In Kagemusha, the energy of a passionate young artist and the genius of a mature master seem to reunite. The film is as much the triumph of the painter that Kurosawa had been as a youth as of the masterful playwright he had become. [x]
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi | Akechi Mitsuchika camouflaged himself among the many corpses to have a chance to spring up and attack his major enemy.
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi | The samurai seems to be successfully warding off enemy arrows with his sword, but the helmet and armor on the ground beside him indicate that the warrior knew the end was near. In a hopeless situation with his troops out-manned, Saito Tatsuoki removed his armor and committed suicide.
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