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    ShoggothShoggoth Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    God Ikiru is so fucking sad. It's great.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ikiru was actually the hardest for me to get through
    Worth it though

    I still need to see

    High and Low
    Kagemusha
    Mandayo

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ikiru is the one I really really want to watch that I havent gotten around to yet

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh shit
    Now I remember what I forgot
    Throne of Blood
    An awesome movie
    The ending is incredible
    And the beginning is what every Macbeth should look like

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    BusterK wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I think most of the influence in Star Wars comes from The Seven Samurai
    Lucas took the begining and a very loose sense of the plot from Fortress
    But a lot of the characters come from Samurai
    The old and wise teacher and military leader
    The earnest young apprentice
    And the cynical, blustery outsider

    Also a lot of the directorial techniques Kurosawa used are seen in Star Wars

    Also
    Thought I cut the anchor chain (wipe)
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    Though a lot of that stuff is lifted whole-sale from Joseph Campbell's Hero of A Thousand Faces. . . and a lot of that is based off of Karl Jung's philosophy.

    I should try reading some of those things
    You really probably shouldn't. A wiki page could probably give you as much information as you need without bleeding from your eyes for being so bored. Or so I have heard.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    BusterK wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I think most of the influence in Star Wars comes from The Seven Samurai
    Lucas took the begining and a very loose sense of the plot from Fortress
    But a lot of the characters come from Samurai
    The old and wise teacher and military leader
    The earnest young apprentice
    And the cynical, blustery outsider

    Also a lot of the directorial techniques Kurosawa used are seen in Star Wars

    Also
    Thought I cut the anchor chain (wipe)
    Thought I cut the anchor chain (wipe)
    Thought I cut the anchor chain (wipe)
    Though a lot of that stuff is lifted whole-sale from Joseph Campbell's Hero of A Thousand Faces. . . and a lot of that is based off of Karl Jung's philosophy.

    I should try reading some of those things
    You really probably shouldn't. A wiki page could probably give you as much information as you need without bleeding from your eyes for being so bored. Or so I have heard.

    You're probably right

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    KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    It strikes me that, while Kurosawa wouldn't be a very good director of anime, Takashi Miike would make some great fucking anime.

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I can watch Yojimbo at anytime, anywhere. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's so much goddamn fun.

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    satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Shoggoth wrote: »
    God Ikiru is so fucking sad. It's great.

    it's sad but it's also not
    watanabe finally found meaning and virtue in his life, so i really don't find his death to be tragic or anything. he was happy with what he had done.

    what is sad is the wake with all of the people he had worked with. they all vow to change their lives because they're so inspired by him, but then nothing really comes of it.

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    High and Low is really goddamn good. Criterion just re-released it so now there is no excuse.

    Also, two older ones: The Bad Sleep Well, which I suppose is a loose adaptation of Hamlet, but regardless it's fantastic.

    Also Stray Dog, which is not Shakespearean, but it's a little tale set in postwar Tokyo, which in Kurosawa's hands means that it's damn good. Also starring Takashi Nomura!

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    satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Makershot wrote: »
    Also Stray Dog, which is not Shakespearean, but it's a little tale set in postwar Tokyo, which in Kurosawa's hands means that it's damn good. Also starring Takashi Nomura!

    what? toshiro mifune plays the main detective

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Makershot wrote: »
    Also Stray Dog, which is not Shakespearean, but it's a little tale set in postwar Tokyo, which in Kurosawa's hands means that it's damn good. Also starring Takashi Nomura!

    what? toshiro mifune plays the main detective
    Yes. Also starring Takashi Nomura.

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The Bad Sleep Well is a loose adaptation of Hamlet, not MacBeth.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I just got a bunch of Kurosawa movies for my birthday

    Stray Dog is awesome

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The Bad Sleep Well is a loose adaptation of Hamlet, not MacBeth.
    That is right, why did I write Macbeth? Anyway is pretty damn loose--I think Strange Brew is a more faithful adaptation.

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Stray Dog is a very good movie, but it is nowhere near the top of Kurosawa's body of work.

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    ShoggothShoggoth Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Shoggoth wrote: »
    God Ikiru is so fucking sad. It's great.

    it's sad but it's also not
    watanabe finally found meaning and virtue in his life, so i really don't find his death to be tragic or anything. he was happy with what he had done.

    what is sad is the wake with all of the people he had worked with. they all vow to change their lives because they're so inspired by him, but then nothing really comes of it.
    Exactly. Tears of happiness followed by depressing reality.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    You know what movie no one ever talks about

    Sanjuro

    It's no Yojimbo, but it was still really good

    Especially that last scene

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Olivaw wrote: »
    You know what movie no one ever talks about

    Sanjuro

    It's no Yojimbo, but it was still really good

    Especially that last scene

    I actually like Sanjuro more than Yojimbo
    I like all the adventures and escapes

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Kurosawa is one of the few directors with more films on the Criterion Collection than Wes Anderson,

    so that's pretty cool.

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Dude, I think even Jacques Tati has more films than Anderson, what

    e: also Jean-Pierre Mellville, Francois Truffaut, Robert Altman, Frederico Fellini, Kenji Mizoguchi, Seijun Suzuki, Jean-Luc Goddard...

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    ShoggothShoggoth Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ha, Wes Anderson.

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    ...Powell & Pressburger, Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes, Alfred Hitchcock, Terry Gilliam, Vittorio DeSica, Jean Renoir, Yasujiro Ozu, Jules Dassin...

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    BusterK wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    You know what movie no one ever talks about

    Sanjuro

    It's no Yojimbo, but it was still really good

    Especially that last scene

    I actually like Sanjuro more than Yojimbo
    I like all the adventures and escapes
    I think that Yojimbo is overall funnier and more dramatic flick than Sanjuro. Sanjuro seems more by the numbers than Yojimbo does. Yojimbo, to me, is like this perfect piece of pure cinema. It's the kind of movie that created trends and cliches just by being the best thing around.

    I'm not making too much sense here, I think. I just cannot stress how badass Yojimbo is on every level.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    BusterK wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    You know what movie no one ever talks about

    Sanjuro

    It's no Yojimbo, but it was still really good

    Especially that last scene

    I actually like Sanjuro more than Yojimbo
    I like all the adventures and escapes
    I think that Yojimbo is overall funnier and more dramatic flick than Sanjuro. Sanjuro seems more by the numbers than Yojimbo does. Yojimbo, to me, is like this perfect piece of pure cinema. It's the kind of movie that created trends and cliches just by being the best thing around.

    I'm not making too much sense here, I think. I just cannot stress how badass Yojimbo is on every level.

    I agree entirely

    Also holy shit look at this badass picture

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    BusterK wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    You know what movie no one ever talks about

    Sanjuro

    It's no Yojimbo, but it was still really good

    Especially that last scene

    I actually like Sanjuro more than Yojimbo
    I like all the adventures and escapes
    I think that Yojimbo is overall funnier and more dramatic flick than Sanjuro. Sanjuro seems more by the numbers than Yojimbo does. Yojimbo, to me, is like this perfect piece of pure cinema. It's the kind of movie that created trends and cliches just by being the best thing around.

    I'm not making too much sense here, I think. I just cannot stress how badass Yojimbo is on every level.

    it is a perfect little film, and completely badass, that's what I'm picking up here

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    Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Even with hopeless odds I would follow Mifune into any battle.


    Fuck I love that man's acting.

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    ShankusuShankusu __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    KANEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    you are awful

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    langfor6langfor6 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I've seen Ikiru, Ran, Rashomon, Hidden Fortress, and Seven Samurai, but this Yojimbo movie has somehow eluded me.

    Although I was a big fan of this guy as a kid:
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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    How can you be a Kurosawa fan and not have seen Yojimbo

    That just doesn't make any sense

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    FAQ wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    You know what movie no one ever talks about

    Sanjuro

    It's no Yojimbo, but it was still really good

    Especially that last scene

    I actually like Sanjuro more than Yojimbo
    I like all the adventures and escapes
    I think that Yojimbo is overall funnier and more dramatic flick than Sanjuro. Sanjuro seems more by the numbers than Yojimbo does. Yojimbo, to me, is like this perfect piece of pure cinema. It's the kind of movie that created trends and cliches just by being the best thing around.

    I'm not making too much sense here, I think. I just cannot stress how badass Yojimbo is on every level.

    it is a perfect little film, and completely badass, that's what I'm picking up here

    Yojimbo is my favourite film.
    Sanjuro is great and all, but it is a bit of a popcorn flick (in Kurosawa terms anyway).
    Also, Kagemusha is awesome as well.

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    quibblebarfquibblebarf Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Shoggoth wrote: »
    God Ikiru is so fucking sad. It's great.

    it's sad but it's also not
    watanabe finally found meaning and virtue in his life, so i really don't find his death to be tragic or anything. he was happy with what he had done.

    what is sad is the wake with all of the people he had worked with. they all vow to change their lives because they're so inspired by him, but then nothing really comes of it.
    Exactly. The fact that his coworkers fail to take up the torch he lit is what really twists the knife for me. On the other hand, it makes what he did seem even more courageous and worthwhile.

    So basically, it's good cinema.

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    dr0neboydr0neboy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    My good sirs you have forgotten to mention Dersu Uzala. If you haven't seen it yet... well there's really no excuse if you like Kurosawa.

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Yojimbo is easily the most accesible film Kurosawa directed.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Yojimbo is easily the most accesible film Kurosawa directed.

    I'll agree with that

    "Badass samurai wanders into town, fucks shit up, leaves"

    There is no one that doesn't appeal to

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Well, the people he stabs, I'm sure.

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    How topical. I just had Seven Samurai from netflix a couple nights ago.

    A couple of scenes in the middle were unreadable, but that didn't detract too much from the overall.

    Although it did make watching an already long movie even longer.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I can't be 100%, but I dont think he actually stabs anyone. Every attack I can remember is just slashy slash slash.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm sure he ran a couple people through with his blade

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