Wednesday, October 31, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: Ikiru (1952)

This week I watched my first Akira Kurosawa film and it will be this week's Oldie Goldies pick - Ikiru. This tragic, thought-provoking film is grounded by a devastating performance by Takashi Shimura. I could barely even look at his face.

Classic Quote
"I don't know what I've been doing with my life all these years."

Classic Scene
"The Moment He Started Living"

Did you know?
The film is inspired by the Leo Tolstoy short story "The Death of Ivan Ilyich".


  1. I love this movie! And I agree -- I found it painful to look at his face at moments. Such a wonderful performance.