Films | 6pm Yojimbo; 8.30pm A Fistful Of Dollars | Ticketed

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Films | 6pm Yojimbo; 8.30pm A Fistful Of Dollars | Ticketed
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Films | 6pm Yojimbo; 8.30pm A Fistful Of Dollars | Ticketed says
6pm | Yojimbo 1961 PG (35MM)
8.30pm | A Fistful of Dollars 1964 M (35MM)

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Our 'The Western' program offers a rare opportunity to see these films presented on the big screen as they were intended, and features many 35mm prints sourced from film archives around the world and screened in one of Australia’s last 35mm film venues.

In one of his best-known roles, Toshiro Mifune plays a boisterous, bullying, amoral ronin who calls himself simply Sanjuro. When Sanjuro wanders into a town terrorized by an ongoing war between two factions, he decides to make a fistful of ryo—and have a little fun—by cleaning up the place. Yojimbo was inspired by the American Western and combines its best elements—a remarkable authenticity, finely drawn characters, brilliant comedy, superb editing, and exquisite widescreen cinematography.

>A Fistful of Dollars
This first "'spaghetti' Western was a sagebrush version of Kurosawa's Yojimbo with lanky Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name, an itinerant gunslinger who finds himself in a beat-up border town ruled over by two ruthless clans. Dressed in the poncho and dusty Stetson that would be his well-worn wardrobe through two sequels, the nameless one plays one clan off the other in a bit of inspired treachery.
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By: Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art