We watched a rare early Kurosawa yesterday afternoon. Scandal. About a libel case and a venal lawyer who sees the light. It's a Christmas movie- part Dickens, part Capra- with snow and a dying child and the singing of Auld Lang Syne (in Japanese.) Also it's something of a practice run for Kurosawa's masterpiece, Ikuru.
First ice, now fog. The forecasters are saying we're going to have our harshest winter for a decade.