History Film / Yojimbo

14th May '16 9:48:43 PM mlsmithca
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* MinionwithanFinEvil: Inokichi

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* MinionwithanFinEvil: MinionWithAnFInEvil: Inokichi
14th May '16 9:46:41 PM mlsmithca
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* BadCopIncompetentCop / DirtyCop: The local constable is useless and venal, and attempts to get a finders fee for recommending that Sanjūrō join one side of the gang war. Sanjūrō tells him to kill himself at the end of the film.
-->'''Sanjūrō''': Go hang yourself.



* DirtyCop: The local constable is useless and venal, and attempts to get a finders fee for recommending that Sanjūrō join one side of the gang war. Sanjūrō tells him to kill himself at the end of the film.
-->'''Sanjūrō''': Go hang yourself.



* FatComicRelief: Inokichi.



* GuileHero: While Sanjūrō is more than capable of handling open conflicts, he spends most of the movie implementing {{Batman Gambit}}s against his enemies instead.

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* GuileHero: GuileHero:
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While Sanjūrō is more than capable of handling open conflicts, he spends most of the movie implementing {{Batman Gambit}}s against his enemies instead.



* ISurrenderSuckers: Subverted. [[RevolversAreJustBetter Unosuke]] [[spoiler:is so far into his death throes]] that he can't even finish Sanjūrō off at point blank range.
** Strangely, Unosuke takes a bit longer to die than that and talks some more later. Perhaps he considered Sanjūrō a WorthyOpponent he couldn't bring to kill like that.
*** He could have even gotten away since revolvers were rare in Japan at that time that Sanjuro didn't realize until he got close it still had bullets left!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sanjuro. He's coarse, devious, treats the closest thing he has to friends like crap, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick kills a whole bunch of people]], but inserts himself into a mob war because it's the right thing to do, and saves several people from their own stupidity.

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* ISurrenderSuckers: Subverted. [[RevolversAreJustBetter Unosuke]] [[spoiler:is so far into his death throes]] that he can't even finish Sanjūrō off at point blank range.
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range. Strangely, Unosuke takes a bit longer to die than that and talks some more later. Perhaps he considered Sanjūrō a WorthyOpponent he couldn't bring to kill like that.
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that. He could have even gotten away since revolvers were rare in Japan at that time that Sanjuro didn't realize until he got close it still had bullets left!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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Sanjuro. He's coarse, devious, treats the closest thing he has to friends like crap, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick kills a whole bunch of people]], but inserts himself into a mob war because it's the right thing to do, and saves several people from their own stupidity.



* MasterSwordsman: Sanjūrō, naturally. It comes back to bite him when [[spoiler: Unosuke notes that he's the only one skilled enough with a sword to kill six men single-handed.]]
** In the final showdown, [[spoiler: he takes on 10 men, including a GiantMook and a guy with a gun, killing 9 of them (the 10th he lets go out of mercy).]]

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* MasterSwordsman: Sanjūrō, naturally. It comes back to bite him when [[spoiler: Unosuke notes that he's the only one skilled enough with a sword to kill six men single-handed.]]
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]] In the final showdown, [[spoiler: he takes on 10 men, including a GiantMook and a guy with a gun, killing 9 of them (the 10th he lets go out of mercy).]]



* NervesOfSteel: Sanjūrō, as best displayed during the escape scene. Even after being beaten within an inch of his life, he's still able to think clearly enough to make an effective escape.

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* NervesOfSteel: NervesOfSteel:
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Sanjūrō, as best displayed during the escape scene. Even after being beaten within an inch of his life, he's still able to think clearly enough to make an effective escape.



* [[FatComicRelief Pudgy Comic Relief]]: Inokichi.



* {{Sean Connery Is About To Shoot You}}: Based on the poster, Sanjuro is either going to cut your throat or take your head off with his katana.

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* {{Sean Connery Is About To Shoot You}}: SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Based on the poster, Sanjuro is either going to cut your throat or take your head off with his katana.



* SlasherSmile / PsychoticSmirk: Unosuke's default facial expressions.

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* SlasherSmile / PsychoticSmirk: SlasherSmile:
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Unosuke's default facial expressions. expression.



* WarForFunAndProfit: The casket-maker has this attitude.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: WarForFunAndProfit:
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The casket-maker has this attitude.
12th May '16 4:28:28 PM Bissek
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''Yojimbo'' -- [[SpellMyNameWithAnS more correctly]] ''Yōjinbō'', meaning "bodyguard" -- is a 1961 JidaiGeki film directed by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, loosely based on Creator/DashiellHammett's novel ''Literature/RedHarvest''. It stars ToshiroMifune as wandering rōnin Sanjūrō, who arrives in a town beset by criminals and decides to clean the place up (apparently for fun and profit). His method is simple, yet clever: he reduces the number of gangsters in the town by getting the two rival factions to go to war, then mops up the remainder. An enormously influential film, it has had at least two direct remakes -- Creator/SergioLeone's ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', and Creator/WalterHill's ''Film/LastManStanding'' -- as well as homages in numerous other films and television shows. It was even used as the basis of [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP042 an episode]] of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime.

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''Yojimbo'' -- [[SpellMyNameWithAnS more correctly]] ''Yōjinbō'', meaning "bodyguard" -- is a 1961 JidaiGeki film directed by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, loosely based on Creator/DashiellHammett's novel ''Literature/RedHarvest''. It stars ToshiroMifune as wandering rōnin Sanjūrō, who arrives in a town beset by criminals and decides to clean the place up (apparently for fun and profit). His method is simple, yet clever: he reduces the number of gangsters in the town by getting the two rival factions to go to war, then mops up the remainder. An enormously influential film, it has had at least two three direct remakes -- Creator/SergioLeone's ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', and ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' (as a Western), Creator/WalterHill's ''Film/LastManStanding'' (as a mob movie) and Albert Pyun's ''Omega Doom'' (as a sci-fi movie) -- as well as homages in numerous other films and television shows. It was even used as the basis of [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP042 an episode]] of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime.
22nd Apr '16 9:23:31 AM k410ren
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* WouldntHitAGirl: Ushitora's men allow Seibei's women to flee when his gang attacks Seibei's house. Well everyone except for [[spoiler: Seibei's wife.]]
16th Apr '16 12:10:24 PM sonicsuns3
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Quite a few of these. This is one reason this movie stands the test of time so well.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Quite a few of these. This is one reason this movie stands the test of time so well. In fact, although the plot revolves around the threat of violence, very little screentime actually depicts violence. So it hardly fits the modern concept of "action movie".
17th Feb '16 7:47:44 AM erforce
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''Yojimbo'' -- [[SpellMyNameWithAnS more correctly]] ''Yōjinbō'', meaning "bodyguard" -- is a 1961 JidaiGeki film directed by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, loosely based on Creator/DashiellHammett's novel ''Literature/RedHarvest''. It stars ToshiroMifune as wandering rōnin Sanjūrō, who arrives in a town beset by criminals and decides to clean the place up (apparently for fun and profit). His method is simple, yet clever: he reduces the number of gangsters in the town by getting the two rival factions to go to war, then mops up the remainder. An enormously influential film, it has had at least two direct remakes -- Creator/SergioLeone's ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', and Walter Hill's ''Film/LastManStanding'' -- as well as homages in numerous other films and television shows. It was even used as the basis of [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP042 an episode]] of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime.

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''Yojimbo'' -- [[SpellMyNameWithAnS more correctly]] ''Yōjinbō'', meaning "bodyguard" -- is a 1961 JidaiGeki film directed by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, loosely based on Creator/DashiellHammett's novel ''Literature/RedHarvest''. It stars ToshiroMifune as wandering rōnin Sanjūrō, who arrives in a town beset by criminals and decides to clean the place up (apparently for fun and profit). His method is simple, yet clever: he reduces the number of gangsters in the town by getting the two rival factions to go to war, then mops up the remainder. An enormously influential film, it has had at least two direct remakes -- Creator/SergioLeone's ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', and Walter Hill's Creator/WalterHill's ''Film/LastManStanding'' -- as well as homages in numerous other films and television shows. It was even used as the basis of [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP042 an episode]] of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime.
11th Feb '16 4:58:11 PM Typhon
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny : Kurosawa was such an influence on Spaghetti western that the movie can come across as this.
11th Feb '16 4:57:30 PM Typhon
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny : Kurosawa was such an influence on Spaghetti western that the movie can come across as this.
24th Jan '16 5:31:51 PM WillBGood
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** Sanjuro manages to save a family that's been caught between the quarrels of the two gangs, which [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold tends to make him less antiheroic.]] In order to act a little more rugged, Sanjūrō [[ShooTheDog threatens them with death if they don't get the hell out of there fast enough. He does so with good reason: If they're caught, they'll likely be killed.]]

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** Sanjuro manages to save a family that's been caught between the quarrels of the two gangs, which [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold tends to make him less antiheroic.]] In order to act a little more rugged, Sanjūrō [[ShooTheDog threatens them with death if they don't get the hell out of there fast enough. ]] He does so with good reason: If if they're caught, they'll likely be killed.]]
17th Dec '15 6:30:46 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Ushitora is the one who starts the gang war.


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* JobTitle: ''Yojimbo'' is a corruption of the Japanese word "yõjinbõ," which translates to "bodyguard."
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