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January 21, 2010

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>>>The drunken writer who says "greed is good" represents a healthy lust for life. But his hedonism does not suffice for Watanabe...

Of course he doesn't want to spend his final days drinking and chasing girls (although that's certainly what I'd do!) ... but isn't his new attitude a new kind of greed, in any case? He refuses to let anyone get in his way -- he smiles at a threatening yakuza -- isn't his weird behavior (from his colleagues point of view) a kind of greedy lifestyle, different than everyone else? In other words, we should ALL be should so greedy!

Everyone at the wake is arguing about who gets credit. The fact that Watanabe worked to create the park without the slightest thought of personal credit is simply not within the realm of possibility for these people (except Kimura, maybe!)

I'm glad you dug it so much. I'm sure you can see why I'm so hooked on these films!

Yes and the actor was Yul Brynner in the Magnificent 7. A may fucken Zen.

I'd like to know more about the thematics.

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