Movie Night Presentations

Table of Content

  1. Movie Night 1: Ken (1964)
  2. Movie Night 2: Yojimbo (1961)
  3. Movie Night 3: 


Movie Night 1: Ken (1964)

Date: Sunday, 20 December 2020.

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  • Title: Ken (1964)
  • Director: Kenji Misumi
  • Summary: Based on author Yukio Mishima's story about a university student and his struggle to lead and control his fellow Kendo club members. Not-so-subtle Japanese nationalism propaganda.

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  • Summary: A brief history swords and techniques, and the romanticisation of the "martial culture". A brief look at jidaigeki and chanbara genre in Japanese cinema history, and their influences in modern media. A small biography of author Yukio Mishima, and what a cringe weeb he really was.
  • Download: Darwin Kendo Club - Movie Night - Sun 20 Dec 2020 v.1.1 - Linked Videos.pptx (3.6 MB)


Movie Night 2: Yojimbo (1961)

Date: Saturday, 2 October 2021.

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  • Title: Yojimbo (1961)
  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Summary: Starring Toshiro Mifune, this is one of Kurosawa's most successful films. Set during the end of the Edo / Tokugawa period, a nameless wanderer (ronin) stumbles upon a town beset by conflicts between two rival gangs. This film was later remade by Sergio Leone in A Fistful of Dollars, and Mifune's acting and characterisation heavily inspired "The Man with No Name" portrayed by Clint Eastwood over the many Spaghetti Western movies that followed.

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Date: Saturday, 18 December 2021.

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