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Shakespeare's Macbeth adapted by Kurosawa.

Mifune is in fine form, as always.



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Acknowledged. Thanks


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Thanks for the heads up. This will be my first time seeing this one.
 
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Well, then you're in for a treat.


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Goddamit, I was ready to go to bed. Guess we'll pick out a good cigar and freshen up the drink. This is a genuinely great film.



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If you got yourself one of them new-fangled VCR machines, you could record it.


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If you have TCM on demand the film is on through July 18th. Will have to watch.
 
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If you got yourself one of them new-fangled VCR machines, you could record it.

DISH offers an option to record and store programs for about $10 a month or less, available on all their packages, and a step below their Hopper. I'm sure all the cable and satellite companies have something similar, and Sugart could save a few bucks on cigars and whiskey if he had this.

Highlights of my "library" include the most recent Monaco Grand Prix, "Laurel and Hardy Out West", "Ipcress File" and "Seven Days in May."

Not that money spent on cigars and whiskey is ever wasted, you understand!


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When I was in Highschool, all I knew about Mifune was Yojimbo. I got turned onto Throne of Blood by an absolutely outstanding English teacher who considered it his favorite adaptation of Macbeth. It's a fine film, and as you said Mifune is absolutely outstanding in it.
 
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Para was kidding. I've got the capability to record shit. I've also got almost all of Kurosawa's films (including Throne of Blood) on Criterion Collection DVD's, purchased a while back at great expense.

If you've watched the movie then you might appreciate this:



Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5MtUiYxBiY

IMHO, this is a truly great film. If you haven't seen it then you should correct that soon.

I feel a Kurosawa evening coming on. It starts with a supper of a bowl rice and a cup of green tea and then two or three of his films with some bourbon and a cigar or two (not a big fan of rice wines).



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From Shakespeare: Here's Macbeth's response on hearing of his wife's death:

She should have died hereafter.
There would have been a time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.



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In my defense, I knew Para was kidding about the VCR, but didn't know if you could DVR in some manner.

As to Kurosawa, I like Mifune's work, so I'm keeping my eyes out for more of it.


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When I was in Highschool, all I knew about Mifune was Yojimbo. I got turned onto Throne of Blood by an absolutely outstanding English teacher who considered it his favorite adaptation of Macbeth. It's a fine film, and as you said Mifune is absolutely outstanding in it.


All I know about Shakespeare, I learned from Akira Kurosawa.

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