Interviewer:You once said that it was unfortunate your stepfather died before you had the chance to kill him. Why did you want to kill him?
Vince:The way he beat my mom, you know, and the way he treated me. I never gave up. My philosophy, that I learned probably then, is that in a fight of any kind, if I’m not dead.. I win. And he used to beat me unmercifully.
The toothed vagina appears in the mythology of many and diverse cultures all over the world. In these myths, the story is always the same. The hero must do battle with the woman. The toothed creature can break her power.
Toshirō Mifune → April 1, 1920 - December 24, 1997
Toward the end, when Mifune was in the hospital, I called one day at Akira Kurosawa’s house. He came into the parlor in his wheelchair. I had gotten word of Mifune’s condition, and when I reported this, Kurosawa said in a tone of nostalgia: “If I ever see Mifune again, I want to tell him what a good job he did. I want to praise him”. How Mifune must have yearned to hear those words [having never heard praise from him face-to-face]. But without his ever having had that chance, on Christmas Eve, 1997, at the age of seventy-seven, the turbulent life of Toshirō Mifune came to an end.
— Teruyo Nogami, Kurosawa’s close assistant for nearly 35 years and close friend for nearly 50 years