Focal lengths used by Akira Kurosawa

In this video essay, Sareesh Sudhakaran analyzes a series of shots from Akira Kurosawa’s filmography, discussing each frame’s respective focal length in order to illustrate some of the technical challenges Kurosawa faced in capturing his desired compositions including blocking, framing and depth of field.

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