Still from Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo

Evil vs Evil – Yojimbo, by Akira Kurosawa (1961)  

  Yojimbo, said Kurosawa, is patterned on the American western. However, instead of the good townsfolk battling and triumphing over the bad men on horseback, it’s the evil townsfolk against the other evil townsfolk, both battling and neither securing triumph. Along the way, a lot of limbs and lives are lost, as well as considerable…