Ran. One of the last films of Kurosawa, carries the experience and the sensitivity retained by filmmaker in 40-year career Brings a feudal Japanese view on the story of King Lear Kurosawa is recognized by critics as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time It was the most expensive film produced in Japan until now
Akira Kurosawa would paint characters, even entire scenes, before they were ever filmed. Today, we call it story boarding. Yet another way that Kurosawa defined film as an artistic medium. What a visionary!
Himeji Castle Pictures, The castle has been featured extensively in foreign and Japanese films, including the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" (1967), and Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha (1980) and Ran (1985)