Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kurosawa Marathon on TCM (03.09.10-03.10.10)

Starting tonight and running into tomorrow morning, Turner Classic Movies is running a marathon of films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Pop some popcorn, plop ass on the couch, and don't plan on moving any time soon!

8:00 PM Ikiru (1952)
A dying man devotes his last months to building a children's playground.
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki, Makoto Koburi Dir: Akira Kurosawa BW-143 mins, TV-14

10:30 PM Throne of Blood (1957)
Spurred by his wife and a witch's prediction, a samurai murders his lord to steal the throne.
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki Dir: Akira Kurosawa BW-109 mins, TV-14

12:30 AM Hidden Fortress, The (1958)
In medieval Japan, a samurai fights to save a feudal lord's daughter from bandits.
Cast: Minoru Chiaki, Susumu Fujita, Kamatari Fujiwara, Toshiko Higuchi Dir: Akira Kurosawa BW-139 mins, TV-PG

3:00 AM Hakuchi (1951)
A former mental patient's romantic involvements lead to tragedy.
Cast: Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune, Setsuko Hara, Takashi Shimura Dir: Akira Kurosawa BW-166 mins, TV-PG

6:00 AM Lower Depths, The (1957)
An elderly pilgrim tries to help the inhabitants of a Japanese flop house.
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Ganjiro Nakamura, Kyoko Kagawa Dir: Akira Kurosawa BW-125 mins, TV-14

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1 comment:

  1. They couldn't do this on a weekend where I could stay up and watch them? Bastages.


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