DA – The Hidden Fortress

Harrison Thomas

Hey hey, I made a 10 minute podcast describing my experience with Akira Kurosawa’s film ‘The Hidden Fortress’. I personally loved this film and had a great time experiencing it. This experience has certainly broadened my views on films from other cultures, making me want to seek out films from other countries. Enjoy…

I came into this film with an open mind. Embracing all aspects of Japanese culture as much as I could. I had issues regarding subtitles and as you might hear in the podcast, trouble with the pronunciation of certain names. I’ve never watched a Japanese film, apart from some anime. I stay inside my cultural bubble and don’t usually search for anything to get me out of my comfort zone. After some research, I began to see the connection between Kurosawa’s films and some of the most well known western films today, such as Star Wars…

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