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Akira Kurosawa – Stray Dog (1949)

The subject of the film is loss. Individual loss, in the unpremeditated caprice of elemental oppression—heat, rain, language—of what is given, and what is kept; and if recovered, the abject meaninglessness and the ephemeral enchantment of restoration. 265 more words

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Kurosawa marathon journal - #8 - THE QUIET DUEL (1949)

The story: A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor’s life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn’t destroy others along with him. 436 more words

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Weepies

you are the only

one in the room who knows what

always ends in tears

Poetry

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Blind Spot 2017: The Quiet Duel

Akira Kurosawa’s 1949 film, The Quiet Duel, is one of his least seen works, partly due to some obscure rights issues that has kept it from being released by Criterion or any other major home video label. 1,139 more words

Kurosawa marathon journal - #7 - DRUNKEN ANGEL (1948)

The story: A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

I am fascinated by the fact that… 482 more words

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