History Film / SevenSamurai

21st Apr '16 10:03:27 AM dwgill
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This film has a serious claim to not only being the forebear to nearly ''every'' getting-the-team-together-for-a-mission movie -- whether it's a HitchhikerHeroes, RagtagBunchOfMisfits, PuttingTheBandBackTogether, or even TheCaper -- but also to being the first ''modern'' action movie. While it wasn't the first movie to use such tropes as [[SlowMotionFall dramatic slow motion]] or [[ResignedToTheCall a reluctant hero]], Kurosawa himself had been influenced by the films of Creator/JohnFord, it was the first to bring them together in such a way that would be instantly recognizable and familiar to the present-day audience.

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This film has a serious claim to not only being the forebear to nearly ''every'' getting-the-team-together-for-a-mission movie -- whether it's a HitchhikerHeroes, RagtagBunchOfMisfits, PuttingTheBandBackTogether, or even TheCaper -- but also to being the first ''modern'' action movie. While it wasn't the first movie to use such tropes as [[SlowMotionFall dramatic slow motion]] or [[ResignedToTheCall a reluctant hero]], Kurosawa hero]]—Kurosawa himself had been influenced by the films of Creator/JohnFord, it Creator/JohnFord—it was the first to bring them together in such a way that would be instantly recognizable and familiar to the present-day audience.
22nd Mar '16 10:23:03 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Kikuchiyo is quickly established as a ruffian and buffoon, but gets his moment later on, when he uses a simple false alarm to bring the samurai and the farmer militia together.

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** Kikuchiyo is quickly established as a ruffian and buffoon, who shows up completely wasted in his attempt to join the team of samurai and tries to pass himself off as one of them with a scroll he stole, but he gets his moment later on, when he uses a simple false alarm to bring the samurai and the farmer militia together.
22nd Mar '16 9:56:56 AM XFllo
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** Katsushiro seems like a simple starry-eyed novice; his SpoiledSweet moment comes when the peasants' rice (their intended pay to the samurai, and rations for the trip home) is stolen, and he donates enough money to cover their costs.

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** Katsushiro seems like a simple starry-eyed novice; his SpoiledSweet WealthyPhilanthropist moment comes when the peasants' rice (their intended pay to the samurai, and rations for the trip home) is stolen, and he donates enough money to cover their costs.
3rd Mar '16 12:31:52 AM DeeDee1
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This film has a serious claim to not only being the forebear to nearly ''every'' getting-the-team-together-for-a-mission movie -- whether it's a HitchhikerHeroes, RagtagBunchOfMisfits, PuttingTheBandBackTogether, or even TheCaper -- but also to being the first ''modern'' action movie. While it wasn't the first movie to use such tropes as [[SlowMotionFall dramatic slow motion]] or [[ResignedToTheCall a reluctant hero]], it was the first to bring them together in such a way that would be instantly recognizable and familiar to the present-day audience.

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This film has a serious claim to not only being the forebear to nearly ''every'' getting-the-team-together-for-a-mission movie -- whether it's a HitchhikerHeroes, RagtagBunchOfMisfits, PuttingTheBandBackTogether, or even TheCaper -- but also to being the first ''modern'' action movie. While it wasn't the first movie to use such tropes as [[SlowMotionFall dramatic slow motion]] or [[ResignedToTheCall a reluctant hero]], Kurosawa himself had been influenced by the films of Creator/JohnFord, it was the first to bring them together in such a way that would be instantly recognizable and familiar to the present-day audience.
22nd Feb '16 1:51:14 PM LBHills
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* BigBad: The unnamed bandit leader



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

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* BlessedWithSuck: Being samurai may make you top of the social class but it's meaningless without money to back it up. Virtues The virtues samurai must have sworn to uphold also limit their lifestyle choices choices, like their choice of employment or spouse.
5th Jan '16 1:23:52 PM 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.
4th Jan '16 2:16:34 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ButtMonkey: Subverted with Kikuchiyo. The other samurai mock him repeatedly, [[spoiler:but eventually accept him as a teammate. Kikuchiyo performs heroically during the final attack and even [[RedemptionEqualsDeath earns a samurai's death]].]]

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* ButtMonkey: Subverted with Kikuchiyo. The other samurai mock him repeatedly, arguably Heihachi most of all, [[spoiler:but eventually accept him as a teammate. Kikuchiyo performs heroically during the final attack and even [[RedemptionEqualsDeath earns a samurai's death]].]]
4th Jan '16 2:14:41 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Kikuchiyo and Heihachi frequently butt heads throughout the entire first act. Although after [[spoiler: Heihachi's death]] Kikuchiyo makes up for it.
30th Dec '15 4:38:37 AM DavidCowie
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* EpicMovie: This cost about $500,000 and a year to produce. Most films at the time took 1 month to film and cost $70,000! The combined production of this movie and ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' (budgeted at an estimated $1,000,000) nearly drove Creator/{{Toho}} into bankruptcy.

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cost about $500,000 and a year to produce. Most films at the time took 1 month to film and cost $70,000! The combined production of this movie and ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' (budgeted at an estimated $1,000,000) nearly drove Creator/{{Toho}} into bankruptcy.
** Some cuts of this film are rather long. For example, the DVD version released by the British Film Institute describes itself as "the most complete version of the film available," and lasts three hours ten minutes.
29th Dec '15 3:44:10 PM DavidCowie
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* AnnoyingArrows: Averted. Not many people are shot with arrows, but it's an instant death one-hit kill.
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