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  • It's a signal of some negotiations of the Americans to convince the Japanese people to agree in a modern kind of business, and to westenizing their culture

    • by jb21
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      The Last Samurai is an epic film, where Tom Cruise plays the Captain Nathan Algre, in a scenario of the year of 1876. He is a American Civil War hero that was hired by the Japanese Emperor to train the new modern army in modern fighting styles and to defeat the Samurai rebellion. Algren was an Indian fighter, and unreformed alcoholic. At that time, he was working as

      a marksman demonstrating the newest Winchester rifle.

      He has some memories of terrible battles where Indians are slaughtered by the American Army. Nathan is kidnapped by the Samurai hero Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe). Under Katsumoto, Capitain Algre begins to learn more and more about the japanese culture.

      At that time, Japan was in the midst of modernizing. Aditionally, Japan was westernizing their culture. But the whole japanese population was not all in favor of this.

      There was one Samurai who seek to protect Japan by protecting the old japanese culture. So he resisted allways to that modernization. There are a long sequence of battles, that apear to be so much real.

      The knights’ horses are all very beaultifull, and the asian knights are very good in their horsebacks. The batle scenes are violent, but if you think about ...


      • The Last Samurai
      the historical facts related to the change from medieval age to modern age in Japan, probably it is not violent, but it is realistic! The photography, the scenery and the costumes are simply gorgeous. Wonderfull.

      In this film, you can learn a litle bit more about the japanese culture, and this is what Capitain Algree tries to do all the time. Even if he was just “knowing his enemy”.

      Watching his performance, the U.

      S. Army commander, Col. Bagley (Tony Goldwyn), hires Nathan to teach Japanese soldiers to forget Samurais’ ways and join a conventional army, with the skills of shooting a rifle.

      It’s a signal of some negotiations of the Americans to convince the Japanese people to agree in a modern kind of business, and to westenizing their culture. Wonderfull and High Cultural Value film. I recomend it!




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