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Throne of Blood Movie Review Summary

Actors: Toshiro Mifune

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In 1957 the great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa transposed Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to medieval Japan. The result, also titled "The Castle of the Spider's Web" or "Cobweb Castle," is a very atmospheric, action-filled picture that changes the appearance of Shakespeare but not the spirit. The three witches become one eerie soothsayer in the deep forest; Birnam Wood does indeed come to Dunsinane, but in a very nice touch, his own men turn on our antihero Lord Washizu (Mifune, titanically compelling, as always). His growing look of fearful comprehension when the first arrow from INSIDE his castle hits the wall next to him is unforgettable.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   distant past How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   3 () Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Japanese

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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