YMMV / Sanjuro

  • Awesome Moments: Mutsuta's wife may be slightly flighty but her words towards Sanjuro about killing being a bad habit strike such a chord with him that he cringes away in shame like his mother has just scolded him.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Listen and try not to feel happy.
  • Enforced Method Acting: The blood spurt at the end was going to be smaller and subtler but the nozzle malfunctioned and shot out a giant burst. Tatsuya Nakadai was legitimately hurt but still stayed in character and finished the shot. Kurosawa felt so bad he didn't ask for a retake which is shockingly rare for him.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Two particularly heavy-handed but important messages: Don't judge a book by its cover, and violence is meaningless and only begets violence.
  • What an Idiot: There's this one particular ugly samurai from the sidekicks that really didn't get what Sanjuro was doing.
    • Mutsuta's daughter calling loudly to her cousin when she discovered the camellias. Izaka calls her out on it.
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