Dear MEL Topic Readers
Why is Seven Samurai so good?
This over-six-decade-old, black-and-white work by Akira Kurosawa is one of the most well-known and referred to films among movie producers, actors, and critics. In the 16th century in Japan, seven master-less samurais were hired by farmers to protect their village from bandits. Though the story sounds simple, the making and acting of this movie are both outstanding. It won Silver Lion award in the Venice Film Festival in 1954 and won or nominated in other prominent film awards. Scores of years later, movie critics were asked by BBC to choose their favorite non-English language movies. Among the 100 top listed films, Seven Samurai came to the top of the list.
Why is this particular old movie?
Enjoy reading and learn about this legendary milestone work in cinema history.