KUROSAWA (24 titles)
drawn in greys, white and black, Kurosawa steeps us in earthy grit and shame yet threads of gold link us to his humanity, his honourable and powerful observations. Unflinching scripts, characterisations and camerawork have held us spell-bound, and influenced all film-making and storytelling, for quarter of a century and more. The power + mastery, kindness and warmth of his telling out last all of us. Would that america's film makers would follow more closely!