So we’re back to working hard on the screenplay, trying to bang out a second draft by (gulp) August 28th. To get in the right frame of mind, then, we’ve started watching a bunch of cinematic classics that have resided too long on our “must see” list. Chief among these was Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog, a noir that doubles as an Inferno-like journey through the seamy side of post-war Tokyo. Highly recommended, as it’s rife with scenes like those above—dreamy snapshots of a city on the mend from the worst brutality and deprivation imaginable.
Wish we could’ve dug up the celebrated baseball scene, but no dice. If anyone has that clip, please pass it along; we’ll try to get you an official Microkhan mesh hat in return.