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In Osaka Elegy (Naniwa ereji), Kenji Mizoguchi, 1936
In Throne of Blood (Kumonoso-jo), Akira Kurosawa, 1957.
Her excellent New York TImes obituary is by the very able Dennis Lim.
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I've only seen her work with Kurosawa (Mizoguchi and Ozu being on my very long list of filmmakers whose work I mean to get into, having only seen UGETSU for the former and TOKYO STORY for the latter; since I loved both films, I have no excuse for not having explored them further), but I still remember her absolutely chilling performance in THRONE OF BLOOD. I don't rate the film as high as other Kurosawa fans - it feels oddly muted at times - but she was absolutely spellbinding throughout. R.I.P.
July 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Thanks for this.
July 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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