History Film / SevenSamurai

9th Jun '17 5:38:55 PM LBHills
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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: Played with both ways. The film portrays the main samurai of the cast as men of courage and integrity, but also acknowledges that the majority of them were brutal thugs who used their higher social position to oppress the weak. Kurosawa said he did this because he's descended from a samurai family, and wanted in some way to apologize for his ancestor's actions. While the Japanese regard this film as a classic, many were upset at this particular deconstruction.

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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: Played with both ways. The film portrays the main samurai of the cast as men of courage and integrity, but also acknowledges that the majority of them samurai were brutal thugs who used their higher social position to oppress the weak. Kurosawa said he did this because he's descended from a samurai family, and wanted in some way to apologize for his ancestor's actions. While the Japanese regard this film as a classic, many were upset at this particular deconstruction.
2nd Jun '17 3:33:37 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AuthorTract: Kurosawa presents a critical view of the class system of feudal Japan, most notably through Kikuchiyo.
30th Apr '17 3:05:58 PM nombretomado
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''Seven Samurai'' is a 1954 Japanese film directed by Creator/AkiraKurosawa under Creator/{{Toho}}; it starred his longtime collaborators Takashi Shimura and ToshiroMifune in two of the lead roles. It is considered by many Western critics to be the finest Japanese film of all time, and a few of them consider it to be the finest film ever made, period.

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''Seven Samurai'' is a 1954 Japanese film directed by Creator/AkiraKurosawa under Creator/{{Toho}}; it starred his longtime collaborators Takashi Shimura and ToshiroMifune Creator/ToshiroMifune in two of the lead roles. It is considered by many Western critics to be the finest Japanese film of all time, and a few of them consider it to be the finest film ever made, period.



** Kyuzo's actor also had no experience with riding horses. ToshiroMifune, on the other hand, was a legitimately skilled swordsman and horse rider. In the scene where the samurai ride to scout out the bandit camp, Kikuchiyo was intentionally staged as an idiot with his horse to disguise the other actor's lack of skill.

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** Kyuzo's actor also had no experience with riding horses. ToshiroMifune, Creator/ToshiroMifune, on the other hand, was a legitimately skilled swordsman and horse rider. In the scene where the samurai ride to scout out the bandit camp, Kikuchiyo was intentionally staged as an idiot with his horse to disguise the other actor's lack of skill.
22nd Apr '17 9:22:17 PM Steinman76
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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: "Coward! Act like a samurai!" Shino clearly expects violent behavior from samurai, and her first attempt to seduce Katsushiro comes across like she's trying to convince him to rape her (it's also clear that she's nearly as afraid as she is eager). Katsushiro, who's behaving like a young man usually does with a girl he likes, is confused and put off.
15th Apr '17 12:29:21 PM Owlorange1995
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* WeaponOfChoice: Each samurai carries a katana, but some have personal weapons for their work, especially in the final battles.
** Kikuchiyo carries a [[{{BFS}} nodachi.]]
** Gorobei has a bow.
** Shichiroji uses a spear.
5th Apr '17 4:34:54 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Shichiroji is a friendly, pleasant guy, but he absolutely loses it when Kikuchiyo brings in stolen armour that Manzo had been hiding in his house, tackles Kikuchiyo and lashes out on the farmers who brought the armour by hurling a spear in their direction.
28th Jan '17 2:17:55 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Yohei is in shock after spearing a bandit. Katsushiro has the same reaction after running another through.
21st Dec '16 8:55:53 AM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin/ ARealManIsAKiller: Katsushiro spends most of the movie as Kambei's attendant and messenger and not allowed to participate in battle (even Kikuchiyo is allowed to fight). By the eve of the final battle, [[spoiler: he sleeps with Shiro]], and the next day, Kambei lets him fight and he kills his first man. [[BreakTheCutie Neither fills him with the sense of manhood that he had expected.]]

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* AManIsNotAVirgin/ ARealManIsAKiller: Katsushiro spends most of the movie as Kambei's attendant and messenger and not allowed to participate in battle (even Kikuchiyo is allowed to fight). By the eve of the final battle, [[spoiler: he sleeps with Shiro]], and the next day, Kambei lets him fight and he kills his first man. [[BreakTheCutie Neither fills him with the sense of manhood that he had expected.]]
3rd Dec '16 7:32:03 PM LBHills
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* AlliterativeTitleAlliterativeTitle: In English, anyhow.



* AndYourRewardIsEdible: The peasants can only offer food to the samurai they hire to defend them from bandits. Even still, this means that the peasants don't have enough rice for themselves and must subsist on millet.

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* AndYourRewardIsEdible: The peasants can only offer nothing more than food to the samurai they hire to defend them from bandits. Even still, this petty reward means that the peasants don't have enough rice for themselves and must subsist on millet.



* ArtisticLicenceHistory: Played with both ways. The film portrays the main samurai of the cast as all being brave and noble, but also acknowledges that the majority of them were brutal thugs who uses their power of higher social class to oppress the weak. Kurosawa said he did this because he's descended from a samurai family, and wanted in some way to apologize for his ancestor's actions. The Japanese still regard this film as a classic, but they were ''not'' happy with him deciding to speak the truth on this historical matter.
* AttackAttackAttack: The bandits fight to the last man without ever considering that there might be easier places to rob. The final bandit, hiding with the women, still sees fit to shoot at the samurai and betray his position rather than simply flee. This is partially explained by the bandit leader executing a couple of men who try to flee. We never learn why the bandit leader is so gung-ho, though.

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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: Played with both ways. The film portrays the main samurai of the cast as all being brave men of courage and noble, integrity, but also acknowledges that the majority of them were brutal thugs who uses used their power of higher social class position to oppress the weak. Kurosawa said he did this because he's descended from a samurai family, and wanted in some way to apologize for his ancestor's actions. The While the Japanese still regard this film as a classic, but they many were ''not'' happy with him deciding to speak the truth on upset at this historical matter.
particular deconstruction.
* AttackAttackAttack: The bandits fight to the last man without ever considering that there might be easier places to rob. The final bandit, hiding with the women, still sees fit to shoot at the samurai and betray his position rather than simply flee. This is partially explained by the bandit leader executing a couple of men who try to flee. We never learn why Most likely, raiding this village was the bandit leader is so gung-ho, though.only way to keep forty bandits fed.



* BadassBoast: During the final battle, Kikuychio claims that he has a lot of swords because he won't kill many bandits with just one.
* BadassGrandpa: Kambei is the oldest.

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* BadassBoast: During the final battle, Kikuychio claims that he has gathers a lot cluster of swords because he won't be able to kill many enough bandits with just one.
* BadassGrandpa: Kambei is the oldest.oldest of the samurai.



* BadHabits: Kambei's introductory scene has him rescuing a child from a hostage situation by cutting off his topknot and having monks shave his head and lend him some robes. In his guise as a monk, he brings food so that the hostage-taker will lower his guard, and then rushes in and kills the hostage-taker and saves the child.

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* BadHabits: In Kambei's introductory scene has him rescuing scene, he rescues a child from a hostage situation by cutting off his topknot and having monks shave his head and lend him some robes. In his guise as a monk, this disguise, he brings appears at the door with food so that for the criminal and the child. When the hostage-taker will lower lowers his guard, and then guard to take the food, Kambei rushes in and in, kills the hostage-taker man, and saves the child.



* BavarianFireDrill: So the entire village is completely deserted when the Samurai arrive, terrified that their daughters will fall head over heels for the exotic warriors. [[spoiler: Kikuchiyo flushes them out by ringing the alarm bell as if the bandits were coming.]]

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* BavarianFireDrill: So the The entire village is completely deserted when the Samurai arrive, terrified that these hired swordsmen will molest their daughters will fall head over heels for the exotic warriors.women. [[spoiler: Kikuchiyo flushes them out by ringing the alarm bell as if the bandits were coming.]]



** Mentioning wives or marriage around Rikichi. [[spoiler:It's because his village traded his wife along with grain and horses for safety from the bandits when they attacked the village last time.]]

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** Mentioning wives Rikichi does not want to discuss his wife or marriage around Rikichi.his marriage. [[spoiler:It's because his village traded his wife along with grain and horses for safety from the bandits when they attacked the village last time.]]



* TheBigGuy: Kyuzo and Kikuchiyo are different types: Kyuzo is the silent, highly skilled type and Kikuchiyo is the large (Toshiro Mifune was 5'9", the tallest of the actors playing the samurai) BoisterousBruiser.

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* TheBigGuy: Kyuzo and Kikuchiyo are different types: Kyuzo is the silent, highly skilled type 'pro' and Kikuchiyo is the large (Toshiro Mifune was 5'9", the tallest of the actors playing the samurai) BoisterousBruiser.



* BlessedWithSuck: Being samurai may make you top of the social class but it's meaningless without money to back it up. The virtues samurai have sworn to uphold also limit their lifestyle choices, like their choice of employment or spouse.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Being samurai may make put you in the top rank of the social class society, but it's meaningless without money to back it up.that doesn't mean much when you're broke. The virtues samurai have sworn to uphold also limit their lifestyle choices, like their choice of employment or spouse.



* BoomerangBigot: Kikuchiyo hates farmers. [[spoiler:It turns out he's a farmer's son]].

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* BoomerangBigot: [[spoiler: Kikuchiyo hates farmers. [[spoiler:It It turns out he's a farmer's son]].



* BringHelpBack: A couple of farmers go to a city in order to enlist help from masterless samurai. Because they're poor, the elder advises them to find "hungry samurai", and eventually they do.

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* BringHelpBack: A couple of farmers go to a city in order to enlist help from masterless samurai. Because they're poor, they have nothing but food to purchase help with, the elder advises them to find "hungry samurai", and eventually they do.samurai."
16th Nov '16 1:28:35 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Rikichi also unintentionally [[spoiler: gets Heihachi killed]] when he tries to go into the bandits' burning camp to try and save his wife.

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** When Rikichi also unintentionally [[spoiler: gets Heihachi killed]] when he tries to go into the bandits' burning camp to try and save his wife.wife, [[spoiler: Heihachi is killed dragging him to safety]]. Rikichi understandably feels terrible about it afterwards.
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