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January 18, 2010


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>>>Watanabe returns to work. He picks up the top sheet of paper from his inbox which reads, "PETITION BY THE WOMEN'S COMMITTEE TO REPAIR AND FILL IN CESSPOOL."

I meant to add another bullet point here:

How is it possible that out of all that paperwork on his desk, the women's petition was right there on the top of the pile?

Lew, renewed thanks for these fantastic posts. This afternoon Stacey and I caught the double bill of Kurosawa's first two movies at the Film Forum. The theater was crowded with enthusiasts, and though the prints were rough (especially of "Sanshiro Sugata 11," the subtitles were legible, and it was a great experience. More later when I go back and re-read your commentary on these films/

I can't wait to hear your reaction. It is truly a masterpiece, isn't it?

WonderFilm of Kurosawa!! Like The Scandal, of the same Director, a truly masterpice!

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