Friday, October 13, 2006
The Castle of the Spider Web 1957
I still do not understand why the bad translation of "The Throne of Blood" when the literal translation is beautiful "The Castle of the Spider Web", it reminds me a lot the Seventh Seal I watched some months ago, in fact I didn´t expected to watch a horror tale and this was the perfect one, using Noh drama (something similar to the popular Kabuki) Kurosawa follows the events of Macbeth fairly closely, although Kurosawa’s Washizu Taketori (played by Toshiro Mifune) is arguably less evil than Macbeth, while his wife Asaji (played by Isuzu Yamada) is even nastier than Lady Macbeth. They both get their comeuppance in the end.
The film creates a phantasmal world between the witch that gives Washizu what he wants and the lunar landscape of his heart and his home.
An Awesome movie you really need to watch!!