Akira Kurosawa

“If you shut your eyes to a frightening sight, you end up being frightened. If you look at everything straight on, there’s nothing to be afraid of.”

“Narrative in films normally depends on dialogue, but I find this boring. I try to remove unnecessary dialogue. If you watch early silent films you can appreciate this. I still like watching silent films. And when I’m making a film I try to imagine what a scene would be like if it were silent and I try to leave out unnecessary dialogue.”

-Akira Kurosawa (1910 – 1998)