Kurosawa Diary, Part 15: The Hidden Fortress

If you remember that the Japanese term for what we westerners call a “samurai movie” actually translates closer to “costume picture,” then The Hidden Fortress was the fifth and last such film Akira Kurosawa made in the 1950s. His four previous samurai movies were an existential exploration of the limits of human knowledge (Rashomon), an … Continue reading Kurosawa Diary, Part 15: The Hidden Fortress