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Landmark: Seven Samurai

Professor Ian Christie, critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and authors SF Said and Alexander Jacoby join Matthew Sweet to discuss Kurosawa's film 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.

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45 minutes

Seven Samurai

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

BBC Radio 3 Live at Southbank Centre
Matthew Sweet, Alexander Jacoby, SF Said, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Ian Christie at Radio 3's pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest SF Said
Interviewed Guest Alexander Jacoby
Producer Zahid Warley

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