Kurosawa Diary, Part 24: Dodes’ka-den

Akira Kurosawa’s first color film, Dodes’ka-den, bursts with vibrant hues like a Technicolor musical. Yet it is arguably his most depressing work. A commercial flop when initially released (its failure so upset the director he attempted suicide), it has never gained a classic reputation. That’s too bad, because it deserves one. I rediscovered Dodes’ka-den last … Continue reading Kurosawa Diary, Part 24: Dodes’ka-den