Tag Archives: anime

Heart of Glass – Herzog hypnotizes everyone.

I’ve just watched Heart of Glass. You know the one – the Herzog film where he hypnotizes his entire cast. Everyone, except for the mystic who plays the central role and (thankfully) the professional glass blowers in the film, are hypnotized before their scene. This gives the film a totally bizarre feel, as if the […]

Ikiru – Akira Kurosawa and what it means to live

What an absolutely beautiful film. This was pure delight from start to finish. An established masterpiece, Ikiru was made in 1952, between Rashomon and Seven Samurai, and stars Takashi Shimura. He played the woodcutter in Rashomon, leader of the Seven Samurai and in Ikiru he’s a crabbed, middle-aged civil servant suddenly faced with his imminent […]