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Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them.
This time, Akira Kurusawa’s Ran.
Loosely inspired by King Lear, Akira Kurusawa’s epic saga charts betrayal and disorder in feudal Japan. When an ageing warlord surrenders his lands to his children, he has no idea of the destruction that he will unleash upon his family.
At time of recording, it was ranked the 137th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
- Recorded 4th December 2016.
- Annie Hall at The Internet Movie Database.
- The IMDB 250 as it appeared at time of recording.
- Stephen Prince at Criterion on Kurusawa’s Throne of Blood, January 2014.
- Carl Nilsson-Polias at the Sydney Theatre Company on Kurusawa’s Shakespeare adaptations, October 2004.
- Anne Billson’s interview with Akira Kurusawa, 1986.
- Tom Birchenough at The Art Desk on Ran, March 2016.
- Gerald Peary at The Boston Herald interviews Akira Kurusawa, July 1986.
- Michael Wilmington at Criterion writes on Ran, November 2005.
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