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GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI (1999)

Forest Whitaker gets his Zen on with his copy of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s 1915 short story Rashomon. Of course, Jim Jarmusch wasn’t the first to take inspiration from the bleakly-told tale of theft and reprisal: Akira Kurosawa’s classic, an adaptation in the very loosest sense, got there first. Jarmusch, however, added a radical mix of other ingredients to the pot to create cinema’s first gangster-samurai-Western, including Hagakure: The Book Of The Samurai, John Boorman’s Point Blank, Mary Shelley, Don Quixote and the Wu-Tang Clan. MC Hammer missed the cut.
 

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American Werewolf wasn't a comedy it was a horror with elements of humour just like in real life More

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Bogart and Wilder 'eventually made up years later...' I doubt it - Bogart died in January 1957. I suppose it depends how you define 'years later'. More

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