History Film / TheHiddenFortress

13th May '18 3:01:08 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* LighterAndSofter: After the heaviness of Kurosawa's previous two films, ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'' and ''Film/TheLowerDepths'', he decided to make one that was much more light and fun.

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* LighterAndSofter: After the heaviness of Kurosawa's previous two films, ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'' and ''Film/TheLowerDepths'', ''Film/TheLowerDepths1957'', he decided to make one that was much more light and fun.
13th May '18 2:53:56 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Another Kurosawa regular Koji Mitsui as a slave driver forcing captives to dig for the Akizuki gold.
13th May '18 12:16:24 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Done deliberately to present a fantasy version of feudal Japan: the Akizuki and Yamana clans existed, but reached their peaks centuries apart.
13th May '18 12:13:40 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* LighterAndSofter: After the heaviness of Kurosawa's previous two films, ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'' and ''Film/TheLowerDepths'', he decided to make one that was much more light and fun.
13th May '18 12:06:34 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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--> "First, we arrived late to the war. Then they mistook us for the defeated side and forced us to bury the dead. We finally escaped, and now it's been two days that we've only had water."

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--> "First, -->'''Tahei''': First, we arrived late to the war. Then they mistook us for the defeated side and forced us to bury the dead. We finally escaped, and now it's been two days that we've only had water."
13th May '18 12:03:29 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* PinballProtagonist

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* PinballProtagonistPinballProtagonist: Tahei and Matashichi's role during the first half hour is to get pushed around by fate.
* PlatonicDeclarationOfLove: Tahei and Matashichi, despite their bickering, frequently declare their platonic love to each other, usually whenever they feel their lives are in danger.
-->'''Tahei''': Matashichi? Let's stay friends in Heaven, too.
23rd Jan '18 3:03:16 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* TheHero: Makabe Rokuruta, despite the peasants being the central characters.

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* TheHero: Makabe Rokuruta, despite Rokuruta is one of the peasants being moral centers of the central characters.film.
23rd Jan '18 3:00:19 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* HeroicBSOD: He doesn't show it in front of the princess, but Rokurota looks clearly disturbed when, thanks to news relayed through Matashichi, [[spoiler: he learns that his sister has been executed as part of the plan for him and the princess to escape]].

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* HeroicBSOD: He doesn't show it in front of the princess, because like her he's too proud to show a vulnerable side, but Rokurota looks clearly disturbed when, thanks to news relayed through Matashichi, [[spoiler: he learns that his sister has been executed as part of the plan for him and the princess to escape]].
23rd Jan '18 2:37:51 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DecoyProtagonist: Creator/ToshiroMifune gets top billing but technically his character is just the SupportingProtagonist. The real focus are the two greedy peasants.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Creator/ToshiroMifune gets top billing but technically his character is just the SupportingProtagonist. The real focus Tahei and Matashichi are the two greedy peasants.protagonists in the first part of the film, and play a major part in it. However, the biggest focus is on Rokurota escorting Princess Yuki. Even so, it's the closest thing Creator/MinoruChiaki and Creator/KamatariFujiwara have to leading roles.



** It might be one to ''Film/NorthwestPassage'', another film where two men are thrown into adventure because one shows an officer a map that he made, although Towne is an educated cartographer while Tahei simply sketched a diagram in the sand.



* SupportingProtagonist: Tahei and Matashichi are the comic relief duo, yet the story is told from their perspective.

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* SupportingProtagonist: It's really Princess Yuki and General Rokurota's story, but told from Tahei and Matashichi are the comic relief duo, yet the story is told from their Matashichi's perspective.
2nd Jan '18 8:50:29 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ColdHam: Makabe speaks calmly, but his body language is over the tope.

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* ColdHam: Makabe speaks calmly, but his body language is over the tope.top.



* LargeHam: Princess Yuki, whose dialog comes in one flavor: ANGRY.
** It's as though Creator/ToshiroMifune finally found a female version of himself.

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* LargeHam: Princess Yuki, whose dialog comes in one flavor: ANGRY.
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ANGRY. It's as though Creator/ToshiroMifune finally found a female version of himself.
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