Yojimbo (1961) with Bryan Cogman!

On this yolo of an episode, Liam and George welcome Bryan Cogman to discuss Yojimbo (1961), directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune. Topics discussed: correct samurai slashing techniques; Al Pacino in Star Wars; how to properly hold a gun; Tony Scott; and, of course, capitalism. Plus, Sergio Leone, put that letter down!

Topics not discussed: The symbolism of the parrot in Gustave Flaubert’s A Simple Heart.

Bryan Cogman is a screenwriter, producer and once and future actor. He spent ten years and eight seasons working on the HBO series Game of Thrones, finishing up its run as co-executive producer and wrote eleven episodes of the series. He is a consulting producer on Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series and has written the screenplay for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone. Currently, Bryan is developing a number of new original TV series for eOne including a contemporary reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo.

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