Ran by Kurosawa

posted by Jason Kottke   May 27, 2002

Despite the horrible DVD transfer (or so I’m told), Ran is a true cinematic masterpiece. The outdoor distance shots are amazing and used to great effect, creating an expansive stage upon which Kurosawa’s version of King Lear plays out. No one in film today is doing anything like that with a camera. Someone please rescue us from 30 cuts/second film making. (BTW, those wishing for a better DVD transfer of Ran might want to hold out for this Kurosawa box set)