Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas in Tokyo

In the 1950s Akira Kurosawa was, even by his high standards, impressively inspired: just think of Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) Seven Samurai (1954) and Throne of Blood (1957). Scandal (1950) though is decidedly less impressive. It is a drama about press ethics and personal morality, and one of Kurosawa's weakest films, but, as it has a scene where Toshiro Mifune drives around town with a big Christmas tree on his motorcycle, it still has some merit. So in this, the last post of the year, that scene is what you will get.

The blog will return on January 9, 2015. See you then!


  1. Ending the year with Kurosawa -- nice! :D Happy holidays to you and the blog, see you on the other side.

    1. Kurosawa is always reliable! Merry merriments to you.