Hell in the Pacific
John Boorman teamed up with marvin again to present the granite-hewn superstar at his maximum human. Right here, in boorman’s spare survival drama, marvin is a stubborn u. S. Airman pressured to cohabit with a eastern naval officer (toshiro mifune, in a overall performance that’s with the aid of turns playful and stoic, defeated and effective) when the pair discover themselves stranded on a desolate tract island at the peak of wwii. Stated to be privately marvin’s favored of his own works, it’s a film that reflects the anti-conflict stance of its veteran stars.
Because the state of affairs of marvin and mifune’s unnamed pair becomes desperate, their hair growing wild and their clothes more and more ragged, and they come to rely on one another to continue to exist (with out ever breaching the language barrier, and there are no subtitles to aid us either), boorman emphasizes that the 2 soldiers’ preliminary shared disdain is based totally only at the fact that they occupy two artificially different “aspects” of a war. It’s summed up within the tragicomic line marvin supplies to mifune overdue within the film, upon being spooked via his friend’s sudden look: “oh—for a 2nd i concept you were a jap.”