Landmark: Seven Samurai
Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film Seven Samurai traces the story of a group of Samurai who are hired to prevent thieves stealing the crops from a farming village in 1587 during the Warring States period of Japanese history. It inspired the Western The Magnificent Seven and regularly appears on polls of the greatest films of world cinema.
Matthew Sweet is joined for a discussion of this Landmark of culture by Professor Ian Christie, critic Larushka Ivan Zadeh, writer SF Said and Dr Alexander Jacoby, author of A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors.
Producer: Zahid Warley
First broadcast 25/03/2014.
Seven Samurai is available to stream now on the BFI Player and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by the BFI on 21 April 2014.
Episode image: © Toho Co., Ltd
BBC Radio 3 Live at Southbank Centre
|Interviewed Guest||Ian Christie|
|Interviewed Guest||Larushka Ivan-Zadeh|
|Interviewed Guest||SF Said|
|Interviewed Guest||Alexander Jacoby|