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Saturday, April 03, 2010


Ran is a Kurosawa film I have seen before, though not for many years. I do not even recall what I felt about it the first time. This time, in spite of the horror, I was impressed with the grace of the movie.

I could not help but feel sympathy for the old tyrant, as slowly but surely the consequences of his own actions and words come to him. We all have done and said things we regret, and toward the end of life we look back and see our foolishness. This story (King Lear) takes that concept to its most extreme.

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