samskivert: High and Low (4)

18 March 2001

I’m a big fan of Akira Kurosawa’s films and High and Low did nothing but strengthen my convictions. Amazing shots from unlikely perspectives; a no-nonsense plot with bold, thought-provoking (if a bit cut and dry) moral issues; elegance and simplicity, yet depth. I do think that the antagonist was a bit strange, but he fit nicely in with the fifties propaganda film overtones.

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