Comparison of the two characters
Anybody else notice that mifune's character seems to be much more resourceful?
He is the one that builds everything in the beginning, like the water sills, the bamboo fencing, fish trap etc
He also makes the zen garden, knows where the bamboo is and creates what marvin assumes to be a raft(is it?). And of course, it's him that finds the sake.
What does Lee Marvin do? He just seems intent on destroying. For example when he steals out of the fish trap, practically their ownly source of food, he also breaks it on purpose and throws it down.
Any ideas why the filmmakers chose to protray the two characters so differently?