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High and Low (1963) with Bilge Ebiri!

Season 4, Ep. 19

On this up and down episode of Oeuvre Busters, Liam and George welcome Bilge Ebiri to discuss High and Low (1963), directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyōko Kagawa and Tatsuya Mihashi. Topics discussed: pink smoke; the Criterion closet, again; Steve Martin, serious actor; Mifune's great cheekbones. Also, utopianism!


Topics not discussed? Goethe's Theory of Colors.


Bilge Ebiri is an editor and film critic at Vulture. Here's some of his recent writing we discuss in the episode:


Bilge's interview with Paul Greengrass


Bilge's review of Barb and Star


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