The Idiot (1951)

“The Idiot” is one of my favourite novels. Kurosawa is a brilliant director. I had high hopes for this adaptation. Unfortunately, while it’s certainly not a bad film, it definitely doesn’t live up the novel, or to Kurosawa’s immense talent. The version available is heavily truncated from its original cut, but Kurosawa opted to adapt…

The Comedy of Errors (~1594) by William Shakespeare

The premise of “The Comedy of Errors”, that twin brothers separated at birth of the same name also have twin servants separated of birth of the same name and eventually have their identifies confused in a series of hijinks, is amusing and absurd. There’s also some very funny lines here and there in the play,…