Akira Kurosawa – The Seven Samurai (1954)

The subject is the actuation of one’s purpose, and the quality of that actuation. That is, the becoming of being.  And that being is collective, and becoming is individual. In neither is there any purpose or need for hope; or, for fear. That being has beginning and end. And that in neither beginning nor end…

Akira Kurosawa – High and Low (1963)

The subject is the influence of money on individual conscience and social integrity. The structure is in two parts, the first static and set in the interior of a home in Yokohama, and concluded with a rapid sequence set on a train; the second, active. The first part presents the moral dilemma and ultimate decision…