Kurosawa adapts King Lear, Starring Tatsuya Nakadai.. it's a fucking tragedy! Moral of this story: jangan beristri
Strikingly beautiful. Outrageously melodramatic. This isn't my favorite Kurosawa, but being less of a Masterpiece than, say, "Seven Samurai" still makes it more of a Masterpiece than most directors could hope to achieve. And remember; none of those soldiers, horses, clouds, arrows, flames, or sprays of blood are CGI.
Humans die, and the gods watch, with total indifference.
Solo gli uccelli e le bestie feroci hanno bisogno di se stessi.
That ending. Nihilism at its best.
Not Kurosawa's absolute magnum opus, but in his top 5, a stunning achievement. Nakadai gives one of the best japanese performances of all time.
Absolutely successful in terms of squeezing every inch of drama from every corner and every opportunity in the story. From every angle, this was the best way to tell this story.
kurosawa sensei at his best !
Kurosawa’s Lear transfigures the play into an epic jidaigeki, echoing his enterprise with Macbeth in Throne of Blood. A splendid, distinguished adaptation, and an accomplished piece of filmmaking, period; the mise en scene having an air of such splendour, grace and tragedy. Nakadai lends an imperial presence in front of the camera, while Kurosawa does so behind it, with large-scale set pieces alongside scenes adept in intimating central themes, nuances (‘war begets war’). Well-rounded, fleshed out - truly an inspired translation.
This movie is more or less human history in a nutshell.
Together we stand, divided we fall.
I found this movie 50% "pretty entertaining", 25% amazing to watch, and 25% a slog to sit through.
Kurosawa in colours is a completely different experience, It was to be wonderful if all his previous samurai movies were coloured, That was to be magnificent!.
"Such is the way of the world. Men live not for joy but for sorrow, not for peace but for suffering"
King Lear never looked so good.
on the trailer, the confrontation between lady kaede and kurogane is from a different camera than in the film. interesting.
Absolutely epic, on a scale few would attempt and even less would achieve.
Even better--more beautiful, sadder, deeper--than I remembered.