Tuesday, June 13, 2006
A duel not to be missed
If you have not ever seen The Hidden Fortress- its time you did.
Especially for the Makabe vs. Tadokoro spear duel. Do not miss this part. Toshiro Mifune (and Akira Kurowsawa for that matter) are at their finest. One of my favorite movie scenes ever. It's not neccesarily a scene with lightning fast choreography or anything like that- but the tension Kurosawa achieves with these two actors- along with the crowd of lower Samurai is something rarely accomplished. Also as with all Kurosawa films it has a fantastic score.