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Maryville Talks Movies – Throne of Blood
November 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Maryville Talks Movies brings together students and the St. Louis community to watch and discuss significant films in a variety of genres. This week’s second film will be Throne of Blood, which was released in 1957. Linda Pitelka, PhD, will introduce Throne of Blood and then, after the viewing, lead a 40-minute presentation or Q & A session.
Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 film, Throne of Blood, sets Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the world of the samurai in sixteenth-century Japan, yet captures the spirit of the original play. A remarkable film that is both beautiful and terrifying, Throne of Bloodshows Kurosawa’s mastery of atmosphere, action, and the savagery of war. This film is “possibly the finest Shakespearean adaptation ever committed to the screen,” according to The Guardian.
Although this is a for-credit course, the public is invited to attend the movie screenings and accompanying discussions.