Happy, happy 100th birthday, Kurosawa. Thank you for making Ran, Rashomon, The Hidden Fortress, Seven Samurai, Dreams, Stray Dog, and most of all, Yojimbo. You were a magician.
A scene from Yojimbo.
Very few filmmakers remind me of novelists, but Kurosawa is one of them. I find his obsession with story, with imagery, with language, with character inspiring. He makes me want to be a better writer.