When viewing the opening scenes of the two films the audience is able to get a feel of the two main characters, one, which is “The Man With No Name” in A Fistful of Dollars and the other, Sanjuro in Yojimbo, who is a skillful Samurai. A hero is someone who is very masculine, brave, and shows or acts like he contains power. I believe this is shown in A Fistful of Dollars. For example, “The Man With No Name” is a husky scruffy looking man trotting along on a mule, following the open road into a hidden and forgotten town. “The Man With No Name” does not look frightened and has a calm, but intimidating look on his face when entering the town. On the other hand, in the beginning of the film Yojimbo, the viewers see a Samurai walking along a dirt path when suddenly he comes across a tree branch. Sanjuro, the skillful Samurai, picks up the dead tree branch and throws it into the air. Sanjuro is deciding his destiny and following whichever direction the tree branch lands. In my opinion, I would keep the husky and scruffy looking man who is not deciding his destiny based on a direction that a tree branch lands. I... [continues]
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