[THE TALE OF ZATOICHI (1962)]
How are we supposed to understand Nissan?
If we don’t understand Hokusai?
This, here, is The Tale of Zatoichi.
Directed by Kenji Misumi.
Artful camera-pen pans to heightened senses.
But Shintaro Katsu is our humble warrior.
As you like it.
But you must have a keyhole.
You must have a way into this oeuvre.
And so we think Nissan.
But also Roland Kirk.
Forever, Roland Kirk.
Maybe Marcus Roberts at the piano. Yes. Computing.
And Art Tatum as a whirlwind.
No one could understand me.
You must get deep to understand the soldier.
All the world’s a Dutch proverb.