Cinema: Dec. 8, 1961

Throne of Blood. A barbarically splendid Japanization of Shakespeare's Macbeth; both brutalized and energized by Director Akira (Rashomon) Kurosawa, the Elizabethan tragedy becomes a noh play of demonic majesty.

The Five-Day Lover. France's Philippe (The Lore Game) de Broca has produced a minor comic mattresspiece in which hero (Jean-Pierre Cassel) and heroine (Jean Seberg) tear up the sheets with hilarious abandon; but then at the last minute, the director figuratively draws the sheets over the lovers' faces—the contemporary bedroom, he seems to be saying, is a morgue.

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