Mifune: The Last Samurai

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Mifune: The Last Samurai, a new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for not only The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas' Star Wars.

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  • Sep 26, 2016
    For fans of the actor Toshirô Mifune this is a must see doc. While I'm hesitant to say any movie less than an hour and a half about the life of a person can tell you everything you need to know as compared to if you read a book or two about their life and career, this piece of non-fiction pretty much covers all the major events. And it does it entertainingly. There are lots of interviews by people who knew him, and other filmmakers who respected him from afar. All the exciting clips from this mesmerizing performer do much for this documentary about this star who was bigger than life on the big screen. And then seeing archival photos from his childhood and other behind the scenes stuff is so cool for a fan who is mainly only familiar with the roles he played. He really was a master martial artist and embodied the samurai spirit. It was the only way he could have done all the stunts and fights in his films himself.
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