Yojimbo - Renegade Cut

From Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars to Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (1961) has been told and retold numerous times. In this video essay. Leon Thomas discusses Kurosawa’s film, analyzing its lasting legacy and the appeal of the drifter as a character archetype.





Character Archetypes

Samurai & Martial Arts

Akira Kurosawa