Kurosawa’s Birthday Month, Day 8

Mar 10, 2010

Congratulations to yesterday’s winners, Matt V and Kyle! Matt V’s Kurosawa-related anagram was:

Kagemusha = A Huge Mask

Kyle’s was:

Rashomon = Sham, or no?

March is Akira Kurosawa month at Criterion. On the twenty-third, the great Japanese filmmaker would have been one hundred years old. For this centennial celebration, we will be posting trivia questions and other contests all month, and giving away a different prize every weekday.

Today’s prompt:

Among filmmakers working today, who can best be described as the heir to Kurosawa’s legacy, and why?

Please respond to this prompt by commenting below, and we’ll choose our favorite tomorrow. You must leave a valid e-mail address to be eligible for the prize (High and Low on DVD).