The Brush and the Lens: Kurosawa As Painter and Filmmaker
As a painter and filmmaker, Kurosawa stuck to his own style, informed heavily by traditional Japanese painting as well as European impressionists and expressionists, another arena of art where he answered to both Eastern and Western influences.
Juxtapoz Magazine - Vintage Japanese Movie Posters
We love browsing through old movie posters, especially foreign ones. This is a few of our favorites from a recent 50watts post on vintage Japanese mov...
Akira Kurosawa Painted the Storyboards For Scenes in His Epic Films: Compare Canvas to Celluloid
Appreciators of the finest works in cinema history often liken their images to paintings. In the case of Akira Kurosawa, maker of quite a few entries on that grand list of the finest works in cinema history, that makes professional sense: he began as a painter, only later turning filmmaker.