Tony Zhou’s ongoing exploration of various facets of filmmaking technique which he creates under the banner “Every Frame a Painting” continues to provide meaningful analysis regardless if you label yourself a “film buff.” Having most recently provided a visual breakdown of Jackie Chan’s action comedy, this time he has chosen to focus on Akira Kurosawa’s usage of movement in film. His main thesis boils down to this: Kurosawa uses four types – movement of nature, movement of groups of people, movement of individuals, and movement of the camera itself – to enhance a scene. Using some of his films like Throne of Blood, The Hidden Fortress and Ran to illustrate his points, Zhou also examines a more recent film, The Avengers, to drive home the notion that movement can tell the story nearly as well as the dialogue can.


Originally posted: Watch How Akira Kurosawa Mastered The Art Of Movement In Movies