"Seven Samurai (1954)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

Classic tape Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" accepted position as very humane film with such a serious humanistic promise. Nonsense. Really, in the film there is no truly positive hero, no, in fact, exploit, and if there is, then commit it, are the last to whom he needed, a special love for the people is also not observed. Of course, on the basis of objective conditions, and for some still and memories of childhood viewings, all expectations are meant to see the beautiful, touching and some straight old school tape that previously all forgive, for the highest skill of execution and time of birth.
As a result, it turns out that to forgive "samurai" nothing at all. It just so happened that we call it "the concept of heroism" in one of the most famous of the actual feat of films has no place. A picture, perhaps because of its classic status perceived very seriously, is rather ironic, to say the banter. A classic story, the characters are inverted, inverted plot lines, all the signs of irony there. As it should be "really" understood. Sanjuro selflessly stand up for the poor, the suffering of the peasants, who in turn idolized their saviors, and as a result of the evil gangsters, of course, defeated and all ends well. Glory to the heroes and all that jazz. Here are just a Kurosawa everything is not so.
To begin with, let us say that the bandits in the film are the evil ephemeral, completely impersonal. No semantic or ideological load they carry, are only needed for development of the plot. The standoff between the samurai and the bandits, though formally handed to the fore, is a plot complication and the author almost not interested. Second, the "real" opposition, and for which the film was shot, it occurs between the samurai and the peasants. Here they on different sides of the barricades, even if do not immediately understand it. Actually the central conflict between rescuers and saves the original art for the film so much that even a list of one or two names from the fact that it was filmed before or after, does not add up.
Since Kurosawa spends a full hour of airtime on it to show It formed as a detachment of the seven brave. And does it not so much in order to acquaint the audience with all the characters, as in order to show how different was their motivation. Rootless upstart impostor wanted to finally decide who he really was, the young man wants to find a teacher and become a real man, a warrior, another nothing to eat, while others simply have nothing to do. And let's just one claims directly, «I know how hard life to the peasants, but I go with you not for them, but in order to have the honor to fight with you, shoulder to shoulder», it is obvious that from the detachment only its leader went to the village only for the sake of helping strangers. It is to him and would have the most to regret it.
Farmers are responsible samurai "reciprocity". No thank you is not said any truly positive action from them, we will not see. I really do not perceive the same for them banal desire to survive at any cost, and that the animal itself is quite inherent. Love line, in fact, a standard attribute of such plots are playing an unaccustomed role, and, perhaps most clearly reflects the basic conflict. One farmer says the grief-stricken father, «at least, it was a samurai, not a bandit» . That is, it is clear that that does not happen, both are enemies for them, simply because of two evils choose the lesser. And a smart interchange, when dishonored girl throws herself loved, preferring to stay in his village and live all your life with this disgrace, but among friends. The strength of the esprit de corps that do.
Thus, the film is not about how samurai beat the bandits. The main thing is that the author of the whole film faced each other samurai and peasants, exposing in a bad light is one, then the other, but, in spite of the final "won the peasants, we are not" for himself winners here finds. At the same time the gap between classes is so great that even together shed her blood did not converge. And in the samurai, because, among other things, the most famous movie about a medieval Japan, Kurosawa intently studying the society of the time, but can not find it any positive fundamental principle for the formation of modern Japanese mentality. In light of this wonder in Japan all took a picture so enthusiastically, and this time only by a happy occasion voices were drowned out by urapatriotov delight connoisseurs?
The rest of "Seven Samurai" typical «big great movie», such removed a whole seven or eight pieces. That is a massive, pretentious movies with extreme degree of perfectionism, where everything has been brought to perfection.

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