February 26th, 2006

New Tilley Hat

Kurosawa vs. Leone

A while back I mentioned renting four related films from Netflix. Yojimbo and the sequel Sanjuro, by Arkia Kurosawa and the spaghetti Western remakes A Fistful of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More by Sergio Leone.
Quick reviews of four movies, no major spoilersCollapse )
Recommendations on order to watch: Depends what kind of film buff you are, Kurosawa/foreign film/samurai film fans should start with Yojimbo and go on to Sanjuro before the Westerns. If you just want to see the Westerns but interested enough in how directors handle similar material, I would still recommend Yojimbo but then see the Westerns and only come back to Sanjuro if you liked Yojimbo. Heck, you could probably start with Fistful of Dollars before Yojimbo to put your toe in more familiar waters at first. Or, like me, start with Yojimbo and see 'em as whim dictates.