Friday, 11 April 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 122: Sat May 3

Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961): Barbican Cinema, 4pm


This is part of 'Strong, Silent Types' season at the Barbican. More details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Akira Kurosawa has any number of dramatic and cinematic cliches (both American and Japanese) to overcome—and does so brilliantly—in this action-packed, highly comic 1961 translation of Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest to the samurai movie tradition. Toshiro Mifune is again incomparable as the masterless samurai who wanders into a small war between two rival gangs and proceeds to set things right by further stirring them up. In Japanese with subtitles.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the Criterion trailer.

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