Talking about Throne of Blood (1957) with Isaac Butler!

On this bloody great episode of Oeuvre Busters, Liam and George welcome Isaac Butler on to discuss Throne of Blood (1957), directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada and Takashi Shimura.

Topics discussed: Ghost of Tsushima; doomed prophecies; that one Julius Caesar in the park; Hour of the Wolf; very English things to say; horses eating horses; wonderlands. Also, some lingo from those of us in the critical trade.

Topic not discussed: Battlestar Galactica and all those Cylons and shit.

Isaac Butler is a writer and theatre director. He is most recently the writer/director of Real Enemies, an experimental documentary exploring conspiracy theories in the American psyche, co-created with the composer Darcy James Argue and the Media Designer Peter Nigrini. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vulture, New York Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Village Voice, and he is a frequent contributor to For Slate, he created and hosted the podcast Lend me Your Ears, a podcast about Shakespeare and Politics, and currently co-hosts Working, a podcast about the creative process. He’s currently writing THE METHOD, a history of American acting, for Bloomsbury.

You can also check out his co-authored book, The World Only Spins Forward, here:

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