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Akira Kurosawa, Yes, Kurosawa!

written by: JoeSmow
 
He is arguably the greatest director of all-time, but how much do you know about his films? Here are a few questions to test your knowledge.

Question 1:

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A man is dying of cancer, and decides to make something of his time left on Earth. Can you name this 1952 Kurosawa masterpiece?
Seven Samurai
Ikiru
Kagamusha
Red Beard


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Question 2:


What would you do if you were a wealthy man whose son is targeted for kidnapping, but when the kidnappers get the child home they find that they have your chauffeur's son instead of your own. They will still kill the child if you don't pay and they want all of your money. What would you do? What was this 1950 Akira Kurosawa masterpiece?
The Stray Dog
High and Low
The Lower Depths
The Idiot

Question 3:

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This 1950 film depicts a brutal rape and murder from four very different perspectives, the rapist, the wife, a nameless woodcutter, and (through a psychic) the murdered man.
Rashomon
The Lower Depths
Yojimbo
The Bad Sleep Well


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Question 4:

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A farmer overhears a group of bandits saying that they will come and rob his village when the crops come in, so citizens of the village decide to find samurai to fight the bandits. What is the name of this 1954 Kurosawa film?



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Thousands of soldiers at war suddenly stop fighting as their dethroned warlord walks, insane, from a castle completely engulfed in flames. The armies stand, astonished, as he gently strolls down the steps of the castle, through the battlefield and into the wheat fields beyond. What is this 1985 Kurosawa film?



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Question 6:

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This 1985 Kurosava film was credited by George Lucas as an influence for his storytelling technique in the original Star Wars film.
The Hidden Fortress
Those Who Make Tomorrow
Yojimbo
Drunken Angel


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Question 7:


Two Kurosawa films were official adaptations of Shakespeare plays, and one was unofficial. Can you name the Shakespeare plays that Kurosawa adapted to film?
Othello, Macbeth and King Lear
The Merchant of Venice, King Lear and Richard III
Macbeth, Hamlet and Henry V
King Lear, Hamlet and Macbeth

Question 8:

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What is stolen in Kurosawa's 1949 noir film classic, Stray Dog?
A gun
A sword
A dog
A little girl


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Question 9:


1961's Yojimbo and 1962's Sanjuro were the inspiration for a series of films starring which American actor?


Question 10:


1991's A Rhapsody in August was Akira Kurosawa's last film.
False
True

 


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