Contra Zoom Pod Episode 275: Seven Samurai at 70 Years

Back in 1954, Akira Kurosawa made the seminal samurai epic Seven Samurai starring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura. The film tells the story of a group of ronin who band up together to save a farmers village from a group of bandits. The film came out 70 years ago, so to celebrate the anniversary we review it and talk about the film’s influence. Joining the show is Bryan Loomis host of the What a Picture Podcast.

Check out Matthew Simpson’s Letterboxd list Movies that are just The Seven Samurai Again.

Listen to What a Picture 42. Seven Samurai (1954) – Akira Kurosawa (with Bill Graham).

Listen to 43: Make/Remake: Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven.

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Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for the original theme songs, Jimere for the interlude music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo.



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