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  • 刊物名称:校园英语
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  • 时间:2019-08-28 来源:校园英语杂志社

    作者:张馥莉
      【Abstract】Throne of Blood is a successful adaptation directed by famous Japanese director Akira Kurosawa of Shakespeare’s masterpiece—Macbeth in 1957. The plot of that the two main characters are trapped in the forest is not included by the original story of Macbeth. By analyzing details of the scene,, it can be seen as a symbolization of how people being trapped in the mist of greed.
      【Key words】An Adaptation of Macbeth; Akira Kurosaw; Scene Analysis
      【作者簡介】张馥莉,青岛大学。
      Throne of Blood is a successful adaptation directed by famous Japanese director Akira Kurosawa of Shakespeare’s masterpiece—Macbeth in 1957. Based on the story of Macbeth the master filmmaker developed the story of Japanese General Taketoki being enticed by the prediction of a witch, murdering the king and finally being killed by his soldiers. The scene of the two generals losing their way in the fog after they meet the witch in the forest for the first time and finally getting out of the thick fog has not been mentioned in Shakespeare’s original text. The original text does not even mention if the forest is hard to get out of or not.. The scene can be seen as a symbolization of how people being trapped in the mist of greed.
      The scene before the two characters getting out of the mist is generally about how they come into and leave the frame several times. It can be divided into three parts.
      The first part of the scene includes four quick moving shots. Beginning with the remaining dissonance from the end of last scene and finally being drowned out by the noise of hooves, these two scenes are connected smoothly and the feeling of the witch’s mystery and danger is felt by the audience. Also the music with a sense of uneasy gives the audience an ominous presentiment of the following danger. In the atmosphere of the former horror, the two characters images appear from the middle of the thick mist whose pure white color covers everything and quickly disappear into the mist with four different tracks. It shows up the two characters are totally trapped in the fog although they anxiously try hard to run out of it. With the darkening lightthe fog looks more gray and yellow and the strange post-dubbed melody which rising and fading almost randomly, the atmosphere indicates the uneven feelings inside of the two characters. Being unable to get out the fog after so many tries, their emotions of anxiety and annoying are getting out of control like the melody. The quick editing and the nosing of hooves also leave the audience with growing tension.