High and Low

High and Low ★★★★½

Afterthoughts: This film's influence on the crime genre is crystal clear and monumental. I can really see the likes of some of my favourite contemporary filmmakers in here, Nolan, Fincher and the Coens spring to mind in particular.

What I thought was most excellent about it, was Kurosawa's optimisation of the widescreen format, and the wonderful shifting shapes he creates with his actors within the scene.

Brilliant film.

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