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Big screen classics

Throne of Blood

+ intro by Dr Alastair Phillips, University of Warwick

Kumonosu-jô

Kurosawa’s version of Macbeth has superb sets, costumes, cinematography and performances; do yourself a favour and see it.

Image from Throne of Blood + intro by Dr Alastair Phillips, University of Warwick

Japan 1957
Dir Akira Kurosawa
With Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki
110min
35mm
English subtitles
Certificate 12A

Kurosawa’s transposition of Macbeth to feudal Japan is one of the most richly imaginative – and finest – Shakespeare adaptations on film. Mifune is extraordinary as the samurai Washizu, urged by his wife (Yamada) to kill the local lord, a development that could only end badly. The combination of elements from Noh theatre with superb sets, costumes and cinematography makes for an authentically tragic atmosphere.

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