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Disney Magic Hour Episode #184 - The Road to The Mandalorian Part 3 - Seven Samurai

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We conclude our Road to The Mandalorian Series this week on the eve of the launch of Disney+ looking at one of the greatest films ever crafted, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. This film has influenced countless films and is the touchstone of nearly every action film every created from the “getting the gang together” sequence to introductions of heroes in disguise to climatic battle sequences. We will go over all of that and what films it did influence while also discussing some of the production history and the morals that lay within the fabric of the film itself. We will also of course discuss the influence we could see on the upcoming Disney+ show, The Mandalorian. To kick things off we asked what you were going to load up first when the service goes live and we will read your responses! Lots to do! Let’s go! It’s showtime!

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Disney Magic Hour Episode #182 - The Road to The Mandalorian Part 2 - YOJIMBO/SANJURO

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We continue upon the Road to The Mandalorian Film Series with Part 2 which is a double feature of Akira Kurosawa! The first film is Yojimbo followed by its sequel Sanjuro! These two films are all about Toshiro Mifune absolutely owing the screen. There are morals to be discussed though and we will tackle that for each film. When you watch these two you really get sense of what we may see in the upcoming Disney + series by Filoni and Favreau. The DNA of the The Mandalorian will undoubtedly have some strains of this one-two punch so let’s jump in and mix it up!

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Disney Magic Hour Episode #181 - The Road to The Mandalorian Part 1 - THE HIDDEN FORTRESS

The Disney + series, The Mandalorian, is on the horizon and as we prepare for the journey put forth by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni we wanted to take a look at films that not only have influenced the upcoming live-action show but STAR WARS itself. We start with the Grand Master, Akira Kurosawa and his action adventure, 1958’s The Hidden Fortress! You will see many connections visually and in terms of plotting in Kurosawa’s film and George Lucas’s Star Wars : A New Hope. From editing swipes to archetypes of characters, the DNA for a galaxy far, far away start in Japan. Never saw the film? No worries! We will go over the entire plot and discuss the influences it creates on future filmmakers. Lots to do! Let’s go! It’s showtime!

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