November 3rd, 2003

2001 (HAL 9000 eye)

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Watched Seven Samurai again tonight with two friends who'd never seen it (or, indeed, any Kurosawa films).

Amazing. This film just gets better every time I see it. It's startling to think that it'll be a half-century old next year: it feels vibrant and modern and not at all like a film of its time. And it just flies by: it's the fastest three-and-a-half hours of story ever.

Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.