I really enjoyed the bleakness of Kurosawa’s adaptation here, overshadowing even one of the darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. As much as King Lear influenced the plot line, the biographical elements of Akira Kurosawa’s struggles late in his career and the anxiety of mutually ensured destruction from the Cold War added layers to the character of Hidetora. Kurosawa’s graphic depiction of massacre and suicide reaches levels of apocalypse out of Revelation, but Tango (the Earl of Kent of this version) confirms that the gods are powerless and cannot save humanity “from ourselves.” Only the blind man Tsurumaru survives, as Hidetora predicted but saw as himself, “at the edge of a precipice, bereft of his god (after dropping his scroll of the Buddha), in a darkening world.” Although it was a classical story in a medieval setting, I found the allegories highly relevant. Obviously an epic story needs a lot of time and a sprawling narrative, but the color schemes helped me follow the characters and the shifting armies and loyalties.
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My name is Nerea and I’m from Spain, we were going to be the first in this proyect, but some people of another city send their footprints before. My footprint is about 6000 kg, i can’t remember it clearly right now, but i thing that’s not too much, isn’t it?
Hi! I’ve a link about the internet and the energy, it’s in spanish so i’m gonna tell you what is it, it tell us the consume electric of the internet is very high, and every year the footprint of the world is a 2% more because our masive use of internet, the internet will be expanded in equal mode in Africa and Asia in the future so imagine!
And it tell us too, the social nets like twitter, facebook or something like that are very catastrophic because the millions of messages in a month of everybody.
I’m not a good example of ecologist because i use the social nets but i´m very worried for that.
If you want you can click thee link and have a look, it’s very interesting, if you don´t understand spanish sorry sorry
And sorry for my english, i’m not perfect!
Boost for Hollywood studios as China agrees to ease quota on US films:
Limit currently set at 20 blockbusters a year to be raised to 34 – but additional movies must be 3D or Imax versions.
Major American studios and independent film-makers alike are celebrating the deal to settle a long-running trade dispute, struck by Joe Biden and Xi Jinping.
It also allows foreign film-makers to keep a bigger share of box office takings: they will receive 25% instead of 13%. “This is a very big deal,” said Chris Dodd, chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America.
This will be huge for the U.S. film industry.
Regular exercise can improve memory and learning: Scientists
Exercising for up to an hour a day can improve memory and learning in children and the elderly, scientists have found.
Walking or cycling regularly for between six months to a year can improve memory and problem solving skills in the elderly by between 15 and 20 per cent, according to researchers.
Professor Art Kramer, director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, who led the research, said their findings could have major implications for improving children’s performance at school, and it could also be used to help the elderly combat memory loss in old age.
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Google’s creepy invasion of privacy:
The search engine giant owes the public an apology for secretly tracking the browsing habits of Apple customers.
The search engine giant and some advertising agencies used a secret code to track the Web habits of users of Apple’s Safari browser on iPhones and computers by bypassing its privacy settings, the newspaper reported. Safari, the most popular program for mobile surfing, is designed to block such tracking by default.
Google stopped the tracking when questioned about the practice by the Wall Street Journal.