Kurosawa, Throne, death scene

cathy steblyk cps6
Wed Aug 18 14:41:16 EDT 2004

Query: Does the final death scene of Toshio Mifune, playing Lord 
Washizu, in Kurosawa Akira's Throne of Blood (Kumonosujo 1957) quote a 
particular previous Japanese samurai or chambara death, or does it 
quote a particular western?

The question of the specific  "bonny and clyde" -level overkill of 
Mifune's character, assaulted by an almost cobweb of arrows was raised, 
and I am not sure who has used it before and/or after Kurosawa's 


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