Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Battle of Dan-no-ura as a Nanotube Aggregate...

Dawn arrives and I'm glued to the "Hoichi the Earless" segment of Masaki Kobayashi's astounding Kwaidan.



In the 44 years since its release, Kobayashi's wraith-riven omnibus has lost none of its mesmerizing power. One drowns in its imagery, shares the resolute helplessness of its doomed protagonists. A near-perfect work.