"The Way of the Samurai in Cinema"
About the Hiroshi Inagaki Trilogy
by Denis Grizet & Pascal-Alex Vincent
Musashi is a trilogy consisting of the films The Legend of Musashi (1954), Duel at Ichijoji (1955) and The Way of Light (1956). Produced by the famous Toho company and directed by filmmaker Hiroshi Inagaki, it helped to make Japanese cinema known throughout the world. Oscar for best foreign film in 1956, Musashi also allowed Toshiro Mifune to confirm his status as an international star. Inspired by the life of Miyamoto Musashi, a real-life samurai and philosopher, this colorful trilogy represents the best of adventure cinema from the major Japanese studios.
Denis Grizet is a graduate in film studies. He is passionate about genre cinema and cinematography from the Far East .
Pascal-Alex Vincent is a filmmaker and teacher. He edited two dictionaries of Japanese cinema published by Carlotta Films.