Akira Kurosawa drawings

Akira Kurosawa is one of the best directors in history. What I didn’t know is that when he was young he wanted to become a painter, but he ended up being a film director. He didn’t stop dedicating time to his passion, he draw every scene of his films by hand; he made colored/artistic storyboards. For example, in order to start filming the movie Ran he was 10 years drawing!

I went to an exposition where I could see some of the art he made for the films Ran and Dreams.

Some pictures from Akirakurosawa.info so you can grasp the essence of Kurosawa’s unique style.

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If you’ve never seen a Kurosawa film you can start watching Rashomon for free using Google Video

2 Comments
  • sheerblade

    August 20, 2007 at 8:02 am

    Only thing I guess I could say that remotely captures how good these drawings and paintings are is “Wow” I’d love to see his Yojimbo and Sanjuro storyboards.

  • Gilbert Pennington

    November 12, 2008 at 9:29 pm

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