Seven Samurai (1954) Poster


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.

  • Kikuchiyo : Goddamn samurai...

    [He falls asleep on the straw and starts snoring loudly] 

    Katsushiro : Is he really a samurai?

    Kambei Shimada : Only in his mind.

  • 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] 

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