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Great Movies Film Club: Yojimbo (1961)

yojimbo-postersby Dave Umbricht

Choosing the first film for this club is an embarrassment of riches.  I mean, go back and look at that list.  You can not go wrong.

So without further ado, the first great film is Yojimbo.  Why Yojimbo?  Samurais and violence and well, yeah, that sounds like the perfect film for the degenerates of Forgotten Flix.

Of course, I have no idea if any of that is in the film because I’ve never seen it.  Which is the point.

So how do you take part in the Great Movies Film Club?

First, you watch the movie.

Then you can discuss it.  Comment as much as you want below.  However, please keep your comments spoiler free on this post.

Next week, we will open a spoiler allowed discussion post for those who watched the movie.

There may be other Yojimbo-related posts throughout the month of June.  In fact, if you feel your comment has a particular take or is more of an in-depth essay, send it along to me (email link in the bio below) and you may have a chance to be a featured guest blogger.

Remember, the purpose of this club is to keep Roger Ebert’s love of great movies alive.  Please feel free to let me know how to make this experience as rewarding as possible for you.

I hope you enjoy Yojimbo and I look forward to discussing it with you!


About Dave Umbricht

Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.

3 comments for “Great Movies Film Club: Yojimbo (1961)

  1. Peter Nielsen
    June 3, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Good choice, Dave.
    I have, in fact, seen this. More than once, I might add, but it’s been a while since the last time, so a re-watch is definitely in order. 🙂

  2. Gail
    June 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing this. This will be a new one to me. Chat with you all soon. 🙂

  3. Gail
    June 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I watched Yojimbo this weekend. I really enjoyed it. I found out this movie is based a on Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett. I just finished that book a month or so ago. The book is bloodier. I liked the movie better.

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