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Today I Watched: Yojimbo (Kurosawa Akira, 1961)

Yojimbo (Yōjinbō, dir. Kurosawa Akira, 1961)

Score: 7+ to 7½ out of 10.

Today I Watched

The Daily Post -- The Daily Prompt -- Ascend

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One summer day, near the 4th of August, I decided to take a walk in the woods of the back 40.  I’d never been that deep into the thicketed terrain, as it was mucky in places, blackberry thorns would mean certain tears at skin or clothing, and there were rumors every so often of bears summering in it. 403 more words

The Daily Prompt

1963 films I’ve seen.

Well, I hate to be boring, but 007 and Hitchcock pretty much dominate the 60’s for me — top favorites are… 136 more words


TTYA - Rashômon (1950)

*Insert sentence about how Kurosawa is the most important director of all time here.*


Anyone can tell you that Akira Kurosawa was a genius, and anyone who knows what they’re talking about will. 422 more words


365 Films, 365 Days- September

Inspired by the Doug Benson Movie Challenge, I attempt to watch 365 movies over the calendar year of 2017. Any genre of film is eligible, including documentaries and Netflix originals, as long as it’s something I haven’t seen before (you’ll have to trust me on that). 3,254 more words


The Invisible Judge: "Men... can’t tell the truth... so we tell stories."

“Men are only men. They can’t tell the truth—not even to each other.”

“We all want to forget something, so we tell stories. It’s easier that way.”

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The Kurosawa Odyssey

Year: 1961

Studio: Toho/Kurosawa Production Co.

Screenwriter: Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa

Cinematographer: Kazuo Miyagawa, Takao Saito… 1,181 more words