One of the greatest films ever made. Period. I look at this film and I am humbled. It's almost biblical. No, it's far greater than that. Far more profound. And, sadly, far more eternal. One of the most soulful pictures ever made. This is why Kurosawa was a genius! If only I could create something that has even a quarter of this film's humanity and depth - then I could die satisfied. An incredible work of art.