However, there are countless other elements that tie into what makes the film so spectacular besides just good writing. Obviously, the screenplay by Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, and Hideo Oguni is the solid foundation upon which Seven Samurai is so securely laid. As the video so accurately puts it, there are countless good screenplays that have produced lesser films. What helps Seven Samurai succeed where others have failed is a combination of the talent the production had at its disposal, the diversity and depth of its characters, and the structure of the film overall.
Even now, more than 70 years after its release, few movies have ever produced as many enduring quotes. The scene marks a major turning point in the film. The uneasy stalemate between Victor Laszlo and Major Strausser can no longer continue in the face of such open defiance of German power.
Strausser uses Ilsa to increase the pressure on Victor. Everything kicks into gear, as now Rick, Ilsa, Victor, and Louis are all forced into unpleasant decisions that will push the film toward its climax.
And it all begins with the anthems.
Rick is a constant source of curiosity for Louis throughout the film. As he passes, we see Ilsa watch him go by with a look of only partially contained dread. Here we see, for the first and perhaps only time, what has made Victor such an important figure. This is the first moment of Rick choosing a side, of joining in resistance in some small way.
While the main focus in on just a small handful of characters, there are numerous people around the edges of shots whose actions and expressions add greatly to the emotions being played out. She appears in only three scenes in the entire film, with this one the last of them. Her total screen time combined is probably no more than a minute.
She tries to get drunker, but Rick takes that away from her too and has her sent home. A Frenchman takes exception to that pairing and starts a fight; Yvonne sides with the German. These two scenes, as brief as they are, tell us so much about her.
This desperation leads her all the way to the point of willingly collaborating and romantically pairing with a German. As the song begins to near its climax, we get a close-up of Yvonne, singing along with a very different kind of passion.
We see tears streaking down her face and a pained expression as she sings. In just these few seconds, you can see a mountain of development and emotion. How many people must have faced similar choices in the war — to collaborate or die?
We then move to Ilsa, and without a word, she conveys everything we need to know about her relationship with Victor. But Bergman imbues her with such subtle strength that Ilsa always feels like she has agency.
This scene is perhaps the best representation of how they fit together. Victor charged past Ilsa without a word, and we already saw the dread in her face as she knew what he was about to do.VIDEO ESSAY - MAD MEN Moments: The Carousel this scene represents television storytelling at its very best.
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Even now, more than 70 years after its release, few movies have ever produced as many enduring quotes. The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education.
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