Movie Notes - September 10, 2008 The Gates of Hell...

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September 10, 2008 The Gates of Hell (Jigokumon 1954) directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa - o Begins with people frantically trying to escape and trying to find someone to impersonate the queen (Heiji Revolt I guess) Girl named Kesa volunteers o Moritoh “wipes out” a lot of rebellions o After he quells the rebellions, the emperor decides to reward Moritoh o Moritoh asks for Kesa’s hand in marriage as a reward but she is married already o - Dates, Historical Background o 1159 o Takes place during the Heiji Rebellion (Heiji Revolt) - o Kesa Found and rescued by Moritoh o Moritoh Endo (main character) Very aggressive Likes Kesa - o Very old, lots of drums - Representative societal features o Apparently armor is something they yearn - o Even husband and wife (Kesa and her husband) when they were having a conversation, they sat like 2 feet apart o Women play the womanly instruments
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