Peter J. M. Barton

"Kurosawa worshipper"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: UK


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Requiem For A Dream - Summer/Fall/Winter ~ Kronos Quartet
its absolutely excellent music by Kronos and Mansell. there is a lot of non-Kronos playing here so don't think its all their strings that you will hear. I heard this performed live by Kronos and they absolutely attacked the music. It was electrifying and the same can be said for the best bits of this CD.
Rashomon [1950] [Special Edition] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Toshirô Mifune
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
For many years I delayed getting a copy of this seminal film. Well good things come to those who wait. It is fabulous and unique and clearly as an early Kurosawa film displays the vision for camera angles, humour and seriousness of his palette.

Mifuno is superb and plays his role of the bandit chief to the hilt. he reprises aspects of this caracter more than you would think for Seven Samurai, a very different film

The film combines two Japanese short stories by Akutagawa, but you can read it in the extended booklet on this inside, this edition gives you the "in the grove" story itself. The other story about the Rashomon gate was so heavily adapted so does not bear… Read more

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