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  • The Last Samurai

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    “The Last Samurai” is a film centered around the idea of journeying physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. We witness these journeys not only through observations of a character going through a personal transformation but a whole culture around him who is likewise in turmoil. This film allows us to join in on an adventure and journey of the character, the world he enters and the people he meets. The story is based on a time just after the Civil War, a time when the modern western world

  • Last Samurai

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    The Last Samurai Two hundred years ago a fearless leader named Takamori Saigo drew his sword and hurled a final challenge to Japans Imperial army, outnumbered and outmatched the samurai were inevitably obliterated and Takomori Saigo became a hero symbolizing devotion and principle. The samurai were a group of elite warriors in Japan that died out soon after the Mejia era. A movie came out depicting the samurais final stand .When The Last Samurai hit theaters in 2001 it was fairly well received by

  • The Last Samurai

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    The movie, The Last Samurai, filled the theatres in 2003 with its suspenseful plot, exciting battle sequences and historical reference within the script. In the film, The Last Samurai, Americans were portrayed as an influential world power. Thus, a troubled American, Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is hired to teach the Japanese, American war tactics in order to fight in combat against the Samurai. Through a brutal journey of battle and strife, Nathan is faced with the life or death situation of fighting

  • The Last Samurai

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    The Last Samurai-Scene 11 - 17 The scene started off with a man by the name of Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) laying on a floor wearing dirty garments and yelling out the name of a man that he had just killed before his capture. The Captain was captured during a fight between the Americans and the Japanese, but instead of killing the American, the Samurai leader Katsumoto (Ken Wantanobe) wanted him alive so that he could learn from his enemy’s ways. The Captain was staying in Katsumoto’s ex brother-in-law’s

  • The Last Samurai

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    My Place of Refuge For a number of people visiting places of significance can be the channel for changing one’s point of view on life, recharging one’s emotional battery, or growing closer to one’s family and friends. These favorite places could have characteristics such as captivating beauty, sentimental value or a refuge of serenity. My favorite place where I find refuge is at Pomme De Terre Lake near Bolivar, Missouri. This is where I find a connection with my family and friends. The lake is a

  • The Last Samurai Themes

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    Directed by Edward Zwick, The Last Samurai illustrates the story of a former veteran of the American Civil War who finds inner peace at the center of Japan’s tumultuous struggle towards modernism. Nathan Algren, played by Tom Cruise, is plagued by his memories of his time on the American frontier, massacring Native Americans on the orders of his superiors. Having turned to drinking to alleviate his problems, Nathan is hired by his former commander, Colonel Bagley, and a Japanese businessman, Mr.

  • Last Samurai Reflection

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    The last Samurai, directed by Edward Zwick, was released in December of 2003. It tells the story of an American Army officer who is hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the imperial army and put down a pending samurai rebellion. The story is fictional which is to say it is very loosely connected to real events. However, according to Mr. Zwick it was his intention to give the audience a feel for the tug-of-war between controlling interests in japan during this time period. It’s also important to

  • The Last Samurai

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    self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specifically, in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthiness; in women, purity; chastity. [1913 Webster]. However in the film The Last Samurai, the idea of honor seems to differ between the different people in each culture. The Americans equate honor with how many battles have been won. Not necessarily how the battles are won. We are introduced to the idea of American culture changing

  • The Last Samurai Analysis

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    The film, the Last Samurai (2003), directed by Edward Zwick, is modern retelling of a historic struggle between the Meiji government who wants to embrace Westernization and the Samurai, who are traditionalist and the soul of Japan, who are rebelling against the modernization campaign that sets in the late 19th century in Japan. The film however, centers on the character development of a former United States army captain Nathan Algren (actor: Tom Cruise). Algren is depicted by Zwick as a distressed

  • Analysis Of The Last Samurai

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    'Twilight Samurai" is situated in Japan throughout the time of the Meiji Restoration, circa 1868 - the same period as Kurosawa's incredible "The Seven Samurai" and Edward Zwick's exquisite "The Last Samurai." The three movies bargain in distinctive routes with a period when samurai still attempted to live by the Code of Bushido, even as they confronted destitution or unemployment in an evolving pop culture. "The Last Samurai" is about samurai contradicting the head's moves to modernize Japan; unexpectedly