Watch Tony Zhou’s New Video Essay On Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well

Tony Zhou’s Every Frame A Painting video essay series is one of my favorites, and he just uploaded a short essay on the geometry in staging one scene from Akira Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well.

One of Akira Kurosawa’s many gifts was staging scenes in ways that were bold, simple and visual

We covered the film a couple of years back, but this video essay has me itching to revisit it. Fingers crossed that this gets upgraded to Blu-ray this year.

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