brando!’s review published on Letterboxd:
loved this observation in Roger Ebert's 2000 review of Ran:
"And yet, as the critic Stanley Kauffmann has pointed out, the movie is at least as much about war as about an old man's pride and decay. Lear is driven mad because he does not love the daughter who loves him, and sees his folly when his other daughters betray him.
Hidetora, the hero of 'Ran', is driven mad, says Kauffmann, because of the wars between his sons: 'The change is from the spiritual to the physical.' Lear was personal, Kauffmann says, but 'Ran' is 'gigantically catastrophic.' "
i honestly prefer this version of King Lear to the original!