65% done with The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

“If you meet the Buddha, kill him.” Seems like Mizoguchi might not take this advise in the way it was intended.

So many of Mizoguchi’s problems seem to come because of his problems with women; he’s impotent (verbally and sexually) when he’s with them, he’s actually caused a miscarriage, Father Dosen with the geisha causes his departure, his mom- everything seems to revolve around his inability to connect lovingly.