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Pass and years go by, and gives the impression that life scenarios
follow-removable rotating one wheel. We learn, but do not exercise,
much less self-critical to reflect on what shows daily existence.
Technology advances, it becomes science, we have more and more glimpses
of the vastness and power of the universe, but about living, about
love, solidarity and respect, we still know very little. And if this is
little we know, everything else will help very little to our
When you see "Yojimbo," a movie filmed in 1961 and set in the nineteenth century, immediately feel that you are recreating life in the most marginalized neighborhoods of today (in microseconds) and the worst- governed countries (in macro).
Akira Kurosawa, with his usual vigor and with that singular narrative black and white, reflecting the stories of the past, and he also uses for his known respect to which Japan considers permanent colors, tells a story that is very common among us: Two sides unscrupulous careerists, face one another for domination of a people. One is supported by the manufacturer of silk and the other the brewery. The police chief serves their interests, the coffin maker is hungry for bodies to evacuate its raw material, and among the people hiding fearing each day in the midst of scarcity and constantly fearing for their lives than to anyone matter.
But as ever we are definitely alone, a man, a yojimbo (bodyguard), a powerful samurai warrior who feels he must play their part in that fateful battle front, enters the scene to see if he can avoid the shadows. And then, in an accurate reflection of a shameful and eternal reality, many things happen like that usually happen in men more absurd and blind. While these go to his traps, his brutality and obsessive siege, the people's side is no place for friendship, for faith in the other, and the exercise of solidarity, cunning and perseverance. Kurosawa makes us nod. Her film, half comic and half tragic, a western and as much as jeki jidai; remembered aspect, but inevitably present, has the smell of eloquent film, backed by a dense, neat art that deserves our applause and our greatest appreciation.
And Toshiro Mifune is confirmed as a powerful actor histrionics, whose international success, and his constant presence in the films of the great Japanese master, was by no means a matter of influence, and yes, the deserved harvest of a committed and professional work as more.
"Yojimbo" is opening the gap of Eastern cinema that deserves many, many more spaces.
It is true that man has free will, so certain is how that man can
change the course of affairs. Each man takes action produces a reaction
and you can always choose to do or not do, between doing this or doing
that, between say or not say, between say one way or another to speak.
The man can think what they want but often the unconscious seems to
think things your conscious rejects.In I (being) as affecting the id
and the superego (conscience and instinct - evil and divinity - the
impersonal and the same - his shadow and light). Shadow Beside the
temptations that besiege him invite him to satisfy his instincts and
impulsively without considering the harm caused thereby, but in the
light pole, is the reason that prompts moderation, rejection of what
harms other and wisdom to do things well. This only accounts for you,
for you telling the superego, but also have your fellows.
The work of great literature that it was William Shakespeare, speaking of these things and "Macbeth" is a treatise on the struggle that occurs in men between instinct (desire for power) and reason (the point of balance). Intense dialogue and the highest eloquence characters palace with his deep contradictions and ambitions to the surface, and facts that lead, inevitably, to the results to the dictates of reason, make this book the highest point of world literature that summons his knowledge so essential.
With all the slack in the film artist par excellence, the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa made his version of "Macbeth", here called "Throne of Blood", approaching the English genius with images so expressive that, at times, beyond words and achieve that, meaning and what confronts Shakespeare, remains intact in its main aspects.
Adapted to Japanese culture, they change names and minor events (and not three witches but an evil spirit only), the end of Macbeth (here Washizu) and Lady Macbeth (Asaji) have other connotations... and for purely cinematographic accord priority for action regardless of long dialogues, but the substance remains vivid, shocking and fascinating. The rigor of its staging, with that creepy castle more than monumental, with such thick fog that account for the deep shadows that loom over this underworld built with much blood spilled by warriors and innocent, with those slow movements denoting the heavy burden of pending actions, and those characters and some ghostly features blurred by the lust for power in others, result in a work of high aesthetic value and never to be forgotten.
Shakespeare and Kurosawa is a sublime gift to all human beings.
Much inequity in this world that takes away any chance of survival for
millions of worthy brethren, much selfishness that brings only misery
and loneliness!, Appearance and how much desire to feel superior to
others when it will show us we are all equal!
At this very moment, thousands of human beings roam the streets in search of a few coins incessant to bring home food minimum. Hundreds of people walk long miles to get the scarce water that allows them to survive. Millions of workers are unemployed, from one side to another, with the gray hope that someone offered a decent job.
When I remember the old movies, my memory goes back Umberto D, vainly trying to stop the eviction. I remember Ali and his sister Zahra, in permanent anxiety about the tennis shoes worn they share.And behold, with its immense sensitivity to the common people and humanistic lyricism that flowed constantly, also the master Akira Kurosawa was busy making a film where, for a rookie detective, your weapon becomes endowment constant goal, when it was stolen on a bus.
Have a long way to go then, but life will put his hand to a noble and brilliant detective Satori. Not for nothing, Satori means light, flash lighting. The detective becomes for the rookie a lesson from professional full and dignified, that he may change his life forever. And for us, is an eloquent reflection of the integrity is preserved even in the toughest conditions.
It postwar period. Japan abounds in poverty and the poorest often go into prostitution, arms smuggling and anything else that allows them to survive. It is in this environment, where the two officers began searching for the man who has just committed a crime and, perhaps, the colt has withdrawn from Murakami.
Kurosawa gets each character has its own life, the delight in their weaknesses and their abundance, their strengths and weaknesses, as Terque and his wisdom ... thus creating a human picture that might produce this flash to be erased suddenly, but may never get that and more we are the same.
How significant would be the big film studios, this movie promote dignified man. And every school should enable young people to access these messages. It's just a matter of method... and love for humanity. And these two are doing now needed more than ever.
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