Sunday, March 4, 2018
A month at the movies #4: Yojimbo
There is a moment about three quarters into Yojimbo, where Sanjuro has been badly beaten by gang scum, but has got away. The big man is severely injured and one of his pathetic rescuers wonders if he's going to make it, and Sanjuro just sneers at the fool and tells them he's not dying yet. He still has to kill quite a few men.
This scene has been ripped off in literally thousands of films in the past half century, and none of them are as cool as the original.