Zhang Yimou Hero (2002) - Composition by Akira Kurosawa

by A Void In Frame

Zhang Yimou’s film, Hero, is known for its “Rashomon effect” and its use of colors. But what if Hero were in Black and White, like most Kurosawa films? Would it still be considered beautiful? By analyzing the blocking and framing of Zhang’s films, A Void in Frame demonstrates how his compositions are at least as powerful as his use of color.

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