Throne Of Blood
Throne of Blood or the Spider Web Castle is a 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeares play Macbeth to feudal Japan. The stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama is set to leave you awe-strucked.
The 1954 classic is a multiple-award winning movie that inspired countless movies, including Sholay. A village is continously harrased by armed bandits. To defend itself the village convinces a good-hearted but down-on-his-luck samurai to take on the task of ridding the village off the dacoits. Soon the samurai builds a team, each of which are skilled in some sort of warfare. But will this be a match for the 40 cruel bandits?
Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawas greatest achievement, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate - affirming life through an exploration of a mans death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers Watanabes quest in the present, and then through a series of flashbacks. The result is a multifaceted look at a life through a prism of perspectives, resulting in a full portrait of a man who lacked understanding from others in life.