Oliver is joined by Dr Jonathan Wroot, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Greenwich, to discuss Samurai in Cinema. Oliver and Jonathan take a look at the many faces of samurai in Japanese cinema and their global influence on film producers. Jonathan also focusses on Zatoichi, the lone blind swordsman that has graced film and TV in Japan and elsewhere for over 50 years.
Read Jonathan’s new book, The Paths of Zatoichi: The Global Influence of the Blind Swordsman – Remakes, Reboots and Adaptations
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[R] Heihachi from Seven Samurai by show and tell.
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