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A.k.a.
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Year
1990
Runtime
119 min.
Directors
Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Genres
Drama, Fantasy
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
16,167
Checks
2,028
Favs
231
Dislikes
24
Favs/checks
11.4% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. dchauvin's avatar

    dchauvin

    Got to this film having seen the 'crows' scene and although i wasn't disappointed, that still remains my favourite. The colours are simply amazing.

    From a western view i found it particularly interesting trying to determine the line between Japanese culture and the straight up surreal, specifically in the first two
    pieces. As im sure was Kurosawa's intention some of the landscapes are beautiful and dreamlike, whilst others are artificial and almost cartoonish (mount fuji scene in particular). The implicit subject matter of the film, man's relationship with his environment, has a very Japanese feel to it, echoed in the theme of nuclear fallout. The assumed message, to treat nature with respect, is subtly imprinted throughout, although it is positively harrowing in the 'weeping demon' scene.
    7 years 5 months ago
  2. tommy_leazaq's avatar

    tommy_leazaq

    Exceptional cinematography. This, Ran, Doodeskuden might as well constitute "Vibrant Colors" trilogy... 4 years 5 months ago
  3. joaopeterossi's avatar

    joaopeterossi

    such a underrated film 8 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #103 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  2. This movie ranks #106 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  3. This movie ranks #260 in 366 Weird Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #305 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
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  5. This movie ranks #987 in The Criterion Collection
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