Japanese Cinema, Yesterday and Today
Hidden Fortress (1958) 126 minutes by Akira Kurosawa
Introduction and commentary by Christopher Llewellyn Reed, chair, Film & Moving Image Department, Stevenson University
Hidden Fortress - the film from which George Lucas liberally stole his plot for Star Wars, this tale of adventure and derring-do follows a princess in disguise as she strives to regain her throne, helped by a powerful general-in-exile and two comic sidekicks.
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