In this Movie-Go-Round Around the World, Brett brought the panel’s first Akira Kurosawa film to the table, 1957’s Throne of Blood. This iconic chapter in the long history of Shakespeare adaptations in film brought the story of Macbeth to feudal Japan. How well do the themes translate, and is there anything lost or gained by not using Shakespeare’s original dialogue? Why is this film so widely regarded as one of Kurosawa’s crowning achievements? David, Nicole, and Brett discuss all of this, all while marveling at the enduring creepiness of Isuzu Yamada as Lady Macbeth.

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