Akira Kurosawa’s lavish period drama was finally able to complete production after George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola convinced 20th Century Fox to fund the remainder of the film when Toho could not. The director’s epic went on to be one of his most successful films, bringing in nearly $25 million at the box office and winning several awards including the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
About Bernard Rose
Bernard Rose was one of the pioneering music video directors in the early days of MTV, shooting Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Red Red Wine for UB40. Rose’s feature credits as writer and director include Paperhouse, Candyman, Immortal Beloved, Ivansxtc, Anna Karenina, and Two Jacks. Rose has recently completed his Japanese language ‘Samurai Marathon 1855’ for producers Jeremy Thomas & Toshiaki Nakazawa. You can check out his work at bernardrosedirector.com.