History Film / Yojimbo

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."
11th Dec '15 3:08:14 AM jormis29
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A year later it got a sequel titled ''{{Sanjuro}}'', which was a bit more of a light-hearted comedy.

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A year later it got a sequel titled ''{{Sanjuro}}'', ''Film/{{Sanjuro}}'', which was a bit more of a light-hearted comedy.
1st Dec '15 11:22:02 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Those fired thugs of Ushitora's whom Sanjuro holds hostage.
11th Oct '15 4:04:36 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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A year later it got a sequel titled ''{{Sanjuro}}'', which was a bit more of a light-hearted comedy.
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