The final shot in the movie Ran by Akira Kurosawa betrays a crushing pessimism about the state of the society. In a world where the heroes die, the presence of a benevolent God is brought into serious scrutiny. With the dropping of the Amida Buddha scroll the movie establishes as its “moral” the chaos of man in a world without religion. In discussing the movie in connection with the final images I will be analyzing one of the most important themes of the film: withdrawal from humanity.
- Akira Kurosawa,
- film theory,
- film techniques
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