31 March 2008

K U R O S A W A ' S : Red Beard

I just saw Kurosawa's film from 1965 Red Beard. Truly amazing, what incredible lighting, compositions and drama. Each set is like a moving painting you want to keep looking at. Mifune who plays Red Beard is incredible and the camera just loves his intensity. It's a long, slow film so make sure you have some time to soak up all the beauty, time and space.

"I had something special in mind when I made this film ... I wanted to make something that my audience would want to see, something so magnificent that people would just have to see it."

Akira Kurosawa

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