Thursday, November 29, 2012


I had seen a few Akira Kurosawa films before this one.  This film seemed much simpler than the others I had seen.  I enjoyed hearing the differences in everyones stories only to find out that it wasn't a amazing battle, a story about a girl who had all the odds against her, or a tale of a samurai who was honorable and proud.  It was a pathetic brawl started by a spoiled girl that ended in a lucky shot.  The ending was interesting and a happy way to end the movie.  Just as the monks faith in man is reaffirmed so is yours.  This movie had a lot of drawn out silence and shots that only took in the actors emotions but lasted a while.  I will probably watch it again in the future so i can better understand the complex themes that are most likely in this film.

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