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    Cinema Culture and Katana Swords on Display in Astoria

    On Nov. 5, the Astoria-based Museum of the Moving Image hosted An Afternoon with Tatsuya Nakadai, in honor of the 50th anniversary of “The Sword of Doom.” The event included a screening of the seminal film followed by a discussion with the film’s 83-year-old star, Tatsuya Nakadai. Nakadai has starred in classic films including “Yojimbo” and “Ran,” and has worked with some of Japan’s greatest directors. The visit marked Nakadai’s fourth appearance to the Museum of the Moving Image and the aging star was still spry and engaging. Nakadai recalled vivid details from the film’s production from over fifty years ago including the epic final sword battle, which took four…