Samurais & Outlaws: a study of the storytelling by Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone

Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone each came to be defined as an auteur filmmaker based on their ability to tell stories cinematically. In this video essay, Tucker Dawes discusses the unique styles of each filmmaker, comparing and contrasting Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (1961) with Leone’s troublesome remake, A Fistful of Dollars (1964).

Tucker Dawes

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Akira Kurosawa: Style & Technique


Sergio Leone: Style & Technique


Akira Kurosawa


Yojimbo