Dir. Akira Kurosawa (1962).
Kurosawa’s quickly-made Yojimbo sequel is largely an exercise in style. As much choreographed as directed, the movie not only confirmed the filmmaker’s mastery of form but Toshiro Mifune’s ownership of a tough guy cool subsequently adopted by Clint Eastwood and his epigones.
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