THRONE OF BLOOD ,Kurosawa fuses one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies with the formal elements of Japanese Noh theater to make a Macbeth that is all his own—a classic tale of ambition and duplicity set against a ghostly landscape of fog and inescapable doom. The pacing of the film is full of dynamic contrasts, going from heart-pounding action to patient silence.
Star Wars Hidden Fortress Comparison, George Lucas has openly admitted that the many parallels between the Star Wars and a 1958 Japanese film by Akira Kurosawa,The Hidden Fortress are no coincidence. A great deal of the cinematography featured in the Kurosawa film found its way into Star Wars, such as the iconic screen-wiping during scene transitions. George Lucas even considered Toshiro Mifune, who starred in The Hidden Fortress, for the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi.