Still so perfectly simple and undeniably enjoyable
The performances by Tatsuya Nakadai as the Kagemusha and the Lord Shingen, and Tsutomu Yamazaki as Nobukado absolutely carry this.
There as snippets of the wonderful imagery that Kurosawa can conjure but they are only that, snippets, in a 180 minute feature. It's just too long and too dry. The middle section stands out by far because these performances are allowed to shine in the slowness of the Kagemusha's deceit people of the Lord Shingen's castle.
The battle sequences are…
As I left the theatre all the escalators in the building were stopped - that feeling of stepping onto one and your body attempting to overcompensate for the expected forwards movement backwards and nothing feeling quite right is an interesting reflection of the experience of watching Tenet.
The thesis is that you are going to finish watching this film feeling the need to watch it again. I imagine this comes around again after the second viewing too. I guess I'll…