“How can man live in a box?”
Kurosawa’s Dersu Uzala paints a beautifully poetic picture of the merits and values of life, friendship and ultimately the journey each of us take on. Maskim Munzuk creates the perfect embodiment of a character so rich, and full of depth, with emotionally layered skills. Yet, it’s merely played as occasional background noise and implemented ever so slightly in the overall film. Brilliantly paving way for the stunning visuals, that are absolutely breathtaking. It’s obviously clear to any eagle eyed film lover that George Lucas has taken elements of this in his Star Wars saga. The moon and sun set over the icy lake, the speech pattern of Yoda which is clearly modelled on Dersu, and even the icy setting replicated as Hoth.
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