Sundae Monday Kurosawa Style
Part 3 of my contribution to the Kurosaw-a-Thon over at filmsquish.com The list keeps growing over there. Well worth a look.
It seems to be very popular now for major film directors to make commercials. From Wes Anderson to Michel Gondry to Michael Mann to David Lynch, directors love adding a unique touch to the world of commercials. And wouldn't you know, Akira Kurosawa did a few commercials too. During the making of Kagemusha, Kurosawa made these ads for Suntory Reserve. Each one features Kurosawa, and a few show off the presence of Francis Ford Coppola on the set. My personal favorite is the fourth one, the one with the least voice-over. Enjoy.