A Movie Trio Review

The last few months, Mike and I have been watching a set of related movies as part of our beer reviews.  After all, when you’re drinking beer, it helps to be watching a good movie too.  We started off with Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, then watched Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, and concluded with Walter Hill’s Last Man Standing.  For those who aren’t familiar with all of the films, they’re all the same story, just re-cast in different eras.

The basic storyline is simple – a stranger rides into town, and finds that the town is being torn apart by rival gangs.  The stranger plays one side against the other, whittling down the ranks of the gangs, until he makes a mistake.  He helps a woman escape from one of the gang leaders, gets caught and is tortured.  After escaping with the help of a sympathetic townie, he recuperates until the townie is captured.  The climax is a final showdown between the last remaining gang members and the stranger.

Akira Kurosawa set his story in 1800’s Japan with a wandering samurai played by Toshiro Mifune.  Sergio Leone re-made the movie as a Western starring Clint Eastwood, simultaneously vaulting Eastwood to international stardom and inventing the Spaghetti Western genre.  The Walter Hill remake starred Bruce Willis as a Chicago gangster in a small town near the Mexico border during Prohibition.

Mike and I recorded a conversation about the movies after we watched the last one.  We thought we could get it transcribed into a text file, and post that here.  However, none of the speech-to-text programs was up to the job.  Down below I’ve posted one of the attempts – it makes for humorous reading.  We decided to post the audio file of our discussion instead.  As we weren’t planning on using the audio file, it is a bit rough.

Our discussion of the films:

5x2blog Movie Talk #1 (Click to listen to our conversation)

Beers consumed while watching these films:

Yojimbo:  1554 Enlightened Black Ale – Mike’s Review and David’s Review

A Fistful of Dollars: Cerveza Pacifico Clara – David’s Review

Last Man Standing: Levitation Ale – David’s Review

Text of the transcription – Have fun comparing it to the audio file!

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