Christopher Mercer (drago25)
Christopher's Favorite Movies
A beautiful and brilliant film in every possible way. Herzog's direction is, as usual, masterful and he gets out of Klaus Kinski a wonderfully tormented and astounding performance; in the process creating one of the greatest characters ever put on film. Herzog's guerrilla style of filmmaking is on display here and a true testament to how dedicated a director can be to his art.
Not only Kurosawa's best, but one of the single greatest filmmaking achievements of all time. A classic story and an immense performance by Takashi Shimura make this unmissable.