Seven Samurai (1954)
Isao Kimura: Katsushiro
[on taking Katsushiro as a student]
Kambei Shimada : You embarrass me. You're overestimating me. Listen, I'm not a man with any special skill, but I've had plenty of experience in battles; losing battles, all of them. In short, that's all I am. Drop such an idea for your own good.
Katsushiro : No Sir, my decision has been made. I'll follow you sir.
Kambei Shimada : I forbid it. I can't afford to take a kid with me.
[Kambei is considering the farmer's offer]
Kambei Shimada : It's impossible.
Katsushiro : Sir! Why not arm them with...?
Kambei Shimada : I thought of that, too.
Katsushiro : But sir.
Kambei Shimada : [pointedly] This would not be a game. A band of forty bandits! Two or three "samurai" could accomplish nothing. Defense is harder than offense. Mountains in the back of the village?
Rikichi : Yes!
Kambei Shimada : Can horses get over them?
Rikichi : Yes!
Kambei Shimada : Fields in front. The village is wide open to horsemen... until the fields are flooded. One guard for each direction takes four. Two more as a reserve. You'll need at least... seven, including me.
Katsushiro : [gushing about Kyuzo] He has the real samurai spirit. He is totally fearless. Yet, at the same time, he is gentle, and modest - look how he acted after we went and got that gun. And how he went too - just as though he were going up into the hills to look for mushrooms.
Kikuchiyo : [sarcastically] Fascinating. I'm not bored at all, I swear.
Katsushiro : I'll drill you!
Katsushiro : A boy should be drilling, not picking flowers!
[He points sternly at Shino with the flowers he just picked, looks down at the flowers, realizes his own hypocrisy and throws them to the ground]