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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  1. I’ve never known an actor as adorable as Mifune. I’m sure, if heaven exists, he’s up there, drinking sake with Miyamoto Musashi and Kurosawa, the three then discussing art and cinema with Satyajit Ray and then jamming all night with Hendrix!


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