YOJIMBO & A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS - How The Western Was Changed Forever

On the blending of Western and Samurai genres found in Akira Kurosawa’s “Yojimbo” and Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars,” which took inspiration from classic Western films and then reinvented the genre through perspectives from Japan and Italy.

Matt Draper

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