Mifune: The Last Samurai (Steven Spielberg clip)

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Published on June 13, 2019 by

This is a film clip featuring Steven Spielberg explaining how the Japanese samurai movies influenced U.S. westerns, and more broadly, how storytelling through film connects with everyone regardless of culture.

The documentary explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made sixteen 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” but also George Lucas’ “Star Wars.” Narration by Keanu Reeves. Directed by Steven Okazaki.

 

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