Friday, March 07, 2008

Two Films, Same Story

The Los Angeles ImaginAsian Center is showing a double-feature this week. Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars. If you're wondering why an Asian center would be showing a spaghetti western, remember that A Fistful of Dollars is based on Yojimbo. This double-feature allows you to compare the original with the remake. Interestingly enough, Yojimbo is based on Dashiell Hammett's novel Red Harvest.

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