Kurosawa and the hysterical marital

Chuck Stephens cougar71
Mon Jul 29 01:53:50 EDT 2002

Michael Arnold writes

>>I was curious about the wives in Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Korei and 
>>especially Cure as well, but in those cases the husbands don't seem 
>>so thrilled about caring for their adorably sick women.<<

One of the most fascinating things I learned last year about 
Kurosawa, who so often deploys hysterical wives in his narratives, 
was that his uncredited screenplay collaborator on all his projects 
is his wife. She's also the one who came up with the "X" wound motif 
in *Cure*. I don't know if I'd call the sick women in his (their) 
films "adorable" though; tragic, maybe. Most people seem to think of 
*Korei* -- *Seance*, for the record -- as a minor Kurosawa film, but 
I thought it his most convincing study of domestic relations save 
perhaps *License to Live* (*Ningen Gokaku*), which examines 
dysfunctional family life from a drastically exploded perspective.
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