13. "RE: The Kurosawa Appreciation Thread." In response to Reply # 0
Seven Samurai is the most enjoyable film and most perfect film I've ever watched.
Mifune is the most watchable actor I've ever watched. Every time I watch a Mifune flick (especially Yojimbo and Sanjuro - da-da) I walk around like Mifune (complete with hunched-back) for a good couple of hours, looking to out-macho every cunt I meet.
Ikiru is beautiful but very slow moving. Bad starting place for a Kurosawa newcomer. Ran is an amazing looking film, just without the heart of Seven Samurai. Yojimbo and Sanjuro are the best places to start a Kurosawa binge. It's impossible to not enjoy those wild-ass flicks.
Sanjuro has THE GREATEST BATTLE ENDING OF ALL TIME. That shit had me pumped for days after I saw it. Fuck, the battle ending in Yojimbo was great enough...then I saw Sanjuro. Wow.