Samstag, 28. Mai 2011

Yôjinbô (Kurosawa, 1961) - TSPDT #363


A samurai gets into the frontlines of two rivaling gangs in a small town.

Brillantly done, especially how the scenery is setup and the mise en scene is fantastic. I especially love his people talking to each other with their backs facing. There might something to be gained just be studying when people talk face to face and when back to back. Very clear setups and extremely revealing of what is happening with all the characters in the scene.
Bold character strokes: Ikonichi, the half-wit, counting fingers. The wolfish brother in his colored dress and dancer-like moves. The wife with too much makeup.

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