Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai ★★★★★

“This baby is me, this is what happened to me.”

violence is endless and the repercussions eternal, the flames rage on as the innocents die. however, what Kurosawa also realises is that violence is the coolest thing that you can ever capture on celluloid. that central dichotomy, the merging of visceral horror and shameful pleasure at the sight of violence, is part of what makes Seven Samurai so timeless. one second, you’ll witness the sadness of a dying innocent, the other you’ll be cheering the slaughter of an enemy combatant. either way, a mother loses their child, a child loses their father.

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