Seven Samurai and Tora!Tora!Tora!

A comparative analysis of two films, “Seven Samurai” and “Tora!Tora!Tora!”, by Japanese filmmakers.

This paper discusses two movies, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and Tora!Tora!Tora! which is directed by one American and two Japanese filmmakers: Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, and Kinji Fukasuka. The paper analyzes the similarities and the differences of both films. Kurosawa’s style of editing, cinematography and detailed performances are described. It is noted that other Japanese filmmakers also adopted Kurosawa’s style. The paper provides a close look at Japanese filmmakers and their use of the modern day camera.
Akira Kurosawa combined many elements into his film, Seven Samurai. Kurosawa includes many aspects of human nature into his movies. Other Japanese filmmakers took on Kurosawa’s style of editing, cinematography, and detailed performances. One film, Tora!Tora!Tora! (the Japanese signal to attack) depicts a historical event using the narrative skill developed by Kurosawa almost twenty years earlier.