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Great Performances

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PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh (more…)

Premiered: November 4, 1972

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 29, Episode 11 Kurosawa

First Aired: March 21, 2002

A superb profile of filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (1910-98), featuring clips from his films, including “Rashomon,” “Seven Samurai,” “Throne of Blood” and “Ran”; and comments from Kurosawa, members of his family, Clint Eastwood and James Coburn. Paul Scofield reads excerpts from Kurosawa's autobiography. Sam Shepard narrates.

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