Cinema: Sep. 28, 1962

Yojimbo. Japan's Akira Kurosawa, best known for Rashomon, is probably the sole unarguable genius of the cinema who is now at work, and in this bloody and hilarious parody of a Hollywood western he has produced a satire on his species and his century that can stand with the beastliest and best of Bertolt Brecht.

The Gift. A stylistic tour d'esprit that is the most original U.S. movie released so far in 1962. Subject: a creative crisis in the life of a middle-aged painter. Director: a 35-year-old commercial artist named Herbert Danska. Length: 40 minutes....

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