ByEszter Simor, writer at
Eszter Simor

A special treat for film connoisseurs: You can get a first person insight into legendary Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa's filmmaking process through a new, creative documentary.

As Indiewire reports, an 80-minute documentary titled A Message From Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies has made it online and is now available for anyone to watch. Kurosawa is mostly known for his samurai movies, Rashomon being perhaps the best known with in the lead, but he is also responsible for other masterpieces like Seven Samurai, Yojimbo and Ran. The 10 part film offers an insight to the director's creative process.

For Beautiful Movies is built around a series of interviews with the master, made all the more worth watching considering was famous for avoiding press appearances. In this special documentary, however, he talks about how he creates his movies from the beginning to end, touching upon every step and aspect of movie-making, including the story, the screenplay, the shooting and the soundtrack.

It could get you in the mood of watching his whole catalogue of movies, counting more than 30 titles, if you have not done so already, or inspire you to make your own. Learn how to make beautiful movies from the Japanese master here:


(source: Open Culture via Indiewire)

What do you think of the documentary? Did this message of the master of filmmaking inspire you?


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