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“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.”

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Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa) With Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura. A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle

Toshiro Mifune as Taketoki Washizu (Macbeth) in Throne of Blood - Akira Kurosawa, 1957

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Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (蜘蛛巣城-Kumonosu-jô) [Review].

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queenaelina: ““Aelin Galathynius ♔ | Empire of Storms - @sjmaas ” “She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.” ”

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Throne of Blood - A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition & duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable…

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Toshiro Mifune in Throne of Blood