Daily Archives: March 8, 2009

Samurais (03/07)

This Samurai character:

John Belushi

John Belushi on SNL

Is based on this Samurai character:

Toshirô Mifune in Sanjuro

Toshirô Mifune in Sanjuro

But wait, there  is more..

The masterless samurai Sanjuro appears in 2 of Akira Kirusawa’s films: Yojimbo and Sanjuro.

Kirusawa used the American genre of westerns for these films, but set them in feudal Japan.

Then Yojimbo was remade (into a western) by Sergio Leone as A Fistful of Dollars, starring an American “masterless samurai”, Clint Eastwood.

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