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The Last Samurai

Promotional Poster by Olga Kaljakin
Directed by Edward Zwick
Produced by Edward Zwick
Tom Cruise
Tom Engelman
Marshall Herskovitz
Scott Kroopf
Paula Wagner
Starring Tom Cruise
Ken Watanabe
Shin Koyamada
Timothy Spall
Billy Connolly
Tony Goldwyn
Hiroyuki Sanada
Koyuki Kato
Shun Sugata
Music by Hans Zimmer
Cinematography John Toll
Editing by Victor Du Bois
Steven Rosenblum
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) December 5, 2003
Running time 160 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget US$ 140 million
.The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic drama film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay based on a story by John Logan.^ This is the story about the last samurai, right?
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^ He is Katsumoto (KEN WATANABE), the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai, who dedicated their lives to serving emperor and country.

^ Synopsis Edward Zwick returned to the director's chair for the first time since 1998's The Siege with this sweeping period drama set in 19th-century Japan.
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.The film was inspired by a project developed by writer and director Vincent Ward.^ This film was inspired by a project developed by writer and director Vincent Ward.
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^ Ward became executive producer on the film – working in development on it for nearly four years and after approaching several directors (Coppola, Weir), he interested Edward Zwick.
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.Ward became executive producer on the film – working in development on it for nearly four years and after approaching several directors (Coppola, Weir), he interested Edward Zwick.^ Ward became executive producer on the film – working in development on it for nearly four years and after approaching several directors (Coppola, Weir), he interested Edward Zwick.
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^ This film was inspired by a project developed by writer and director Vincent Ward.
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^ Synopsis Edward Zwick returned to the director's chair for the first time since 1998's The Siege with this sweeping period drama set in 19th-century Japan.
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.The film went ahead with Zwick and was shot in Ward’s native New Zealand.^ Filmed in both Japan and New Zealand, "The Last Samurai also has one of the most stunning battlefield clashes ever seen on film.
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^ What makes me laugh though, is the fact that it was all shot in New Zealand.
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^ Those are both fine films, but Edward Zwicks samurai epic outdoes them in visual beauty as well as exquisitely shot carnage that is shocking but never gratuitous.
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.The film stars Tom Cruise (who also co-produced) in the role of American soldier Nathan Algren whose personal and emotional conflicts bring him into contact with samurai warriors in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in the Empire of Japan in 1876 and 1877. Other actors include Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Hiroyuki Sanada, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly and Tony Goldwyn.^ Ken Watanabe is such an effective actor.
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^ Film needed less Tom Cruise and more Ken Watanabe(and his men).
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^ Other actors include Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly and Tony Goldwyn.
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.The film's plot is loosely inspired by the 1876 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigō Takamori, and also on the story of Jules Brunet, a French army captain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the earlier Boshin War.^ The film's plot is based on the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigō Takamori, and also on the story of Jules Brunet, a French army captain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the earlier Boshin War.
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^ The film's plot is loosely based on the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigo Takamori, and also on the story of Jules Brunet, a French army captain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the Boshin War.
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^ Finally, it portrays a radical conflict between ancient and modern fighting methods, but in reality all sides of the conflict (the Satsuma Rebellion, and before it the Boshin War) adopted modern equipment to various degrees.
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.The historical roles of the British Empire, the Netherlands and France in Japanese westernization are largely attributed to the United States in the film.^ Overview In the late 1800s, Japan has undergone a change to an age of modern advancement with trades from the United States and other western countries.
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^ Foreign military observers from all the Western powers were thick on the ground and at sea in all the large battles of the Russo-Japanese War.
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^ Then off he went last night to New York for a reception with the Japanese Ambassador to the United States.
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.These details, characters in the film and the real story are simplified for plot purposes; the film does not seek to duplicate history.^ These details, characters in the film and the real story are simplified for plot purposes; the film does not seek to duplicate history.
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.The Last Samurai was well received upon release, with a worldwide box office of $456 million.^ The Last Samurai was well received upon release, with a worldwide box office of $456 million.
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^ Composed by Hans Zimmer, the score for The Last Samurai makes use of traditional Japanese instrumentation and compositional techniques, as well as the Western equivalent.
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^ The new lasting peace left as many as half a million samurai out of work, and unlike the ones who came before them, were forbidden to farm the land.
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.In addition it was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the National Board of Review.^ The score was nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Original Score, and won an ASCAP award.
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^ In addition it was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the National Board of Review.
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^ This movie is seems better and better every time I see it (although that may be because I take martial arts lessons in tae-kwon-do, kendo, and chanbara), some may disagree with me but I think this movie should have been nominated for the Best Picture of the year in the Academy Awards and it should have won the Best Picture Award in the Golden Globes.
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Plot

.The film begins in the summer of 1876, introducing Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a disenchanted ex-United States Army captain and an alcoholic, who is traumatized by his past transgressions against Native Americans during the Indian Wars.^ Tom Cruise as Captain Nathan Algren , a Civil War and Indian Wars veteran haunted by the massacre of Native American civilians at the Battle of Washita River.
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^ Tom Cruise s' character in the beginning of the movie is an alcoholic.
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^ Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), born in United Kingdom but naturalized American, is a disenchanted Ex-United States Army captain, tortured by the guilt of his past transgressions against Native American civilians.
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.In the years following his army service, Algren makes his living by relating war stories to gun show audiences, an experience which further hampers his mental state.^ All of these movies show that sword fighting, like the gun battles in westerns, makes for good cinematic action.
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^ Tom Cruise stars as Nathan Algren, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who is hired by the Emperor Meiji to train an army capable of wiping out the samurai.
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^ The point is to show the audience something that will affect them: make them think and feel about things they might not have thought or felt about before, and that is more important.
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.Fed up with Algren's perpetual drunkenness, his employer fires him, forcing Algren to accept an invitation by his former commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Bagley (Tony Goldwyn), whom Algren deeply hates and blames for his waking nightmares.^ Algren looks at him, deeply moved.
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^ He kneels beside COLONEL BAGLEY, his commanding officer.
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^ Colonel Bagley sees him.
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Bagley approaches him with an offer on behalf of a Japanese businessman, Mr. Omura (Masato Harada), to help the new Meiji Restoration government train the new Western-style Imperial Japanese Army. .Assisting them are Algren's old army colleague Zeb Gant (Billy Connolly) and Simon Graham (Timothy Spall), a cynical British translator with a deep-seated interest in the samurai.^ With him are his old army colleague Zeb Gant (Billy Connolly) and Simon Graham, (Timothy Spall) a British translator.
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^ His supporting cast (Billy Connolly & Timothy Spall) were not far behind.
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^ Timothy Spall as Simon Graham , a British interpreter for Captain Algren and his non-English speaking soldiers.
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.Under the command of Bagley, Algren trains a conscripted army of peasants in handling a rifle.^ Plot Summary: In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms.
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^ Under the command of Bagley, Algren trains an army of peasants and farmers in firearm techniques, and before they are sufficiently trained, is forced to take them into battle to defend Omura's investment in a new railway, against a group of samurai rebels led by Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe).
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^ When a large Imperial Army, under the command of Omura and Bagley confronts the samurai's rebel forces, the samurai fall back to higher ground, preventing the Imperial army from using its superior firepower.
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.Before they can be adequately trained, Algren is ordered to take them into battle against a group of samurai rebels led by samurai daimyo Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) to protect Omura's investment in a new railway.^ And Ken Watanabe is phenomenal as Katsumoto, the leader of the samurai.
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^ Algren goes to work training soldiers in modern tactics so that they can defeat a samurai rebellion led by Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe).

^ He, along with Algren, train the imperial army before confronting the samurais.
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.During the battle, the samurai swarm the wholly-unprepared army, killing Gant and forcing Bagley to withdraw from the field.^ Gant kills several samurai, but is soon killed.
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^ Bagley is killed by Algren in the climactic battle.
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^ During the battle, the samurai slaughter Algren's vulnerable soldiers, and Bagley withdraws from the field.
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.Algren is able to cut down several samurai using his experience as a cavalry trooper with the sabre and revolver until he is knocked off his horse.^ As the samurai falls, the rest of his comrades close in to cut Algren off.
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^ Remember that samurais are warriors that oppress women and chop off peoples head if anyone failed to do their biddings or bow down to them.
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^ When a third samurai cuts his lance in half, Algren uses the remaining half as a club to take him down.
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.But he refuses to give in and manages to fend off several samurai with a broken spear embroidered with a flag depicting a white tiger.^ Algren manages to kill some samurai (including the samurai who killed Gant) with a pistol, a saber and a broken spear embroidered with a flag depicting a white tiger.
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^ Complementing the wardrobe selections are replica items hand-crafted for the film, including helmets, spears, battle flags and Samurai swords.
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^ However, the flag on the spear reminds Katsumoto of a vision he had during meditation, of a white tiger fighting off his attackers.
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.The flag on the spear reminds Katsumoto of a vision he experienced during meditation, of a white tiger fighting off his attackers.^ However, the flag on the spear reminds Katsumoto of a vision he had during meditation, of a white tiger fighting off his attackers.
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^ D […] Man Fights Robber With Sword, Ends Up In Hospital (KIMA Yakima) January 19, 2010 A Yakima homeowner used his own samurai sword to fight off an attacker.

^ Algren manages to kill some samurai (including the samurai who killed Gant) with a pistol, a saber and a broken spear embroidered with a flag depicting a white tiger.
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.Katsumoto's brother-in-law, the red-masked samurai Hirotaro, prepares to deliver a killing blow to the fallen Algren; however, Algren refuses to yield and picks up a spear, fatally stabbing Hirotaro through the neck.^ Algren and Katsumoto ride up to them.
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^ The Masked Samurai continues to watch Algren.
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^ Koyuki Kato as Taka , Katsumoto's sister and the wife of the red-masked Samurai Hirotaro, whom Nathan Algren kills earlier.
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.Believing what he has witnessed to be an omen, Katsumoto prevents his warriors finishing off the wounded Algren and takes him prisoner.^ However to Algren surprised, instead of being executed upon captured, he is taken to Katsumotos village to be held prisoner there throughout the fall and winter seasons.
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^ On the stage, Katsumoto spots Algren in the audience, points to him and encourages him to join him.
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^ When a third samurai cuts his lance in half, Algren uses the remaining half as a club to take him down.
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.Algren is taken to an isolated village, where he gradually recovers in a house belonging to Hirotaro's family, including his widow Taka, her two sons, and Katsumoto's son, Nobutada (Shin Koyamada).^ Shin Koyamada as Nobutada , Katsumoto's only son who is lord of the village that the Samurai are encamped in and befriends captured Algren.
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^ He lives with the family of Hirotaro, namely his widow Taka, her two sons and Katsumoto's son Nobutada (Shin Koyamada).
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^ He is taken to an isolated village, where he gradually recovers from his wounds (as well as his rampant alcoholism).
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.Over time, Algren overcomes his alcoholism and sharpens his mind through practice of bushido, the way of the samurai.^ Over time, Algren's mental and emotional state improve as he learns the way of the samurai, (Bushido).
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^ But when Algren is captured by the samurai and taught about their history and way of life, he finds himself conflicted over who he should be fighting alongside.
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^ They also knew that the times were changing and decided to educate today’s public in the way of the modern Japanese Samurai.

He confides to his journal that he has never felt so entirely at peace than he has among Katsumoto and his people. .Despite lingering fidelity to Hirotaro, Taka develops romantic feelings for Algren, particularly when she notices his budding fatherly relationship toward her children.^ The story also flirts with us by giving us hints that Taka has feelings for Nathan Algren but never really did anything with it.
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.Algren studies swordsmanship under skilled swordmaster Ujio and becomes fluent in Japanese by conversing with the local residents; in doing so, he earns their respect.^ He develops romantic feelings for Taka, studies swordsmanship from a skilled sword master (Ujio) and learning Japanese, converses with the local residents, gaining their respect.
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^ Ujio knocks Algren's legs out from under him, and while Algren is sprawling on the ground, Ujio kicks Algren's sword out of his hand, and starts away.
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^ Ujio walks forward and SCREAMS at Algren in Japanese.
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.One night, as the people watch a comic play, a group of ninja assassins attack the village.^ One night, as the people watch a comic play, a group of ninja assassins attack the village, intent on killing Katsumoto.
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^ INT. INN-- KATSUMOTO'S ROOM NIGHT Katsumoto, breathing heavily, his kimono shredded and bloody, is fending off the Ninjas' increasingly savage attacks as Algren enters.
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.Algren wins the respect and admiration of the samurai by coming to Katsumoto's aid, and the samurai succeeding in defeating the ninjas, but at the cost of many losses.^ The samurai succeed in defeating the ninja, but suffer losses.
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^ Algren wins the respect and admiration of the samurai by fighting alongside them, distinguishing himself in the battle by his defense of Katsumoto.
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^ Many of the cast members expressed the desire for audiences to learn and respect the important values of the samurai, and to have a greater appreciation of Japanese culture and custom.
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.Though Katsumoto does not confirm it, Algren deduces that the attack was ordered by Omura.^ Though Katsumoto does not admit it, Algren realizes the attack was ordered by Omura.
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^ INT. INN-- KATSUMOTO'S ROOM NIGHT Katsumoto, breathing heavily, his kimono shredded and bloody, is fending off the Ninjas' increasingly savage attacks as Algren enters.
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^ He's washed out soldier for hire who is hired by Omura (Masato Harada) to train Japanese troops in order to dispose a rebellious samurai Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe).
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.In spring, Algren is taken back to Tokyo.^ With the arrival of Spring, Nathan is taken back to Tokyo, where he learns that the army, under Bagley's command, is now better organized and outfitted with howitzers and Gatling guns.
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.There he learns that the army, under Bagley's command, is now better organized and outfitted with howitzers and Gatling guns from the United States.^ BAGLEY The gatling guns.
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^ For now there are things I wish to learn.
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^ Continuity : When Hiroyuki Sanada, who plays Ujio, is riding his horse and charging the howitzers, he gets shot by the gatling gun and falls down dead.
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.Omura offers to place Algren in command of the army if he agrees to crush the samurai rebellion, but Algren declines.^ His old commander (Tony Goldwyn) rescues him, with an offer to travel to Japan to train the Emperor’s army in the ways of modern war and mechanized weapons.
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^ Algren nods to Katsumoto, Katsumoto then calls out a command and the samurai retreat.
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^ Tom Cruise stars as Nathan Algren, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who is hired by the Emperor Meiji to train an army capable of wiping out the samurai.
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.In private, Omura orders his men to kill Algren if he attempts to warn Katsumoto of their intentions.^ Algren SCREAMS, distracting them just long enough for Katsumoto to take advantage and kill one.
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^ Then, just as a Ninja it about to kill Algren, Katsumoto FLINGS his short sword ...
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^ Sensing that he is about to be killed, Algren pulls himself t o his knees, and SWINGS his saber at Katsumoto.
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At the same time, Katsumoto offers his counsel to the young Emperor, to whom he was once a teacher. .He learns that the Emperor's hold upon the throne is much weaker than he thought, and that he is essentially a puppet of Omura.^ Essentially it is a Great Story, with Great Characters, with Great Execution, which is much easier said than done.
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.When Katsumoto refuses to observe new laws that forbid samurai to publicly carry swords, he is arrested and confined to his quarters in Tokyo.^ Katsumoto draws his long samurai sword.
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^ Most of the samurai accepted the new laws.
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^ It is Katsumoto's long samurai sword.
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.Anticipating an assassination attempt on Katsumoto, Algren heads directly for his quarters but is ambushed by Omura's men; Algren narrowly escapes death through judicious use of martial arts he learned in Katsumoto's camp.^ INT. CASTLE CORRIDOR NIGHT Algren, Katsumoto, and the others race through an upper corridor.
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^ Learning martial arts is an effective way to protect yourself from situations that require you to stand up and defend your self.

^ Traditional Filipino martial arts also uses weapons like the sibat, baston, espada, latigo and lubid.

.With the assistance of Ujio, Nobutada,and Graham, Algren frees Katsumoto from custody.^ Algren stands with Katsumoto and Ujio.
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^ Shin Koyamada as Nobutada , Katsumoto's only son who is lord of the village that the Samurai are encamped in and befriends captured Algren.
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^ Algren, Graham, and Ujio have no choice but to continue upwards into the castle keep.
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.During their flight, Nobutada is mortally wounded and stays behind to aid his father's escape; Algren looks on as a mortally wounded Nobutada charges their foes, only to be cut down by volleys of gun fire.^ BAGLEY They've been calibrated to fire 200 rounds a minute, The new copper cartridges cut down on jamming.
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^ When a third samurai cuts his lance in half, Algren uses the remaining half as a club to take him down.
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^ An attack on the 203-Meter Hill saw whole battalions of Japanese soldiers charging repeatedly with fixed bayonets up the 40-degree incline of the ramparts, to be cut down by machine gun and cannon fire.
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.Katsumoto is still mourning the loss of his son when he receives word that a large Imperial Army unit, commanded by Omura and Bagley, is marching out to engage the samurai.^ Algren nods to Katsumoto, Katsumoto then calls out a command and the samurai retreat.
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^ BEHIND THE IMPERIAL ARMY Bagley and Omura watch as the samurai fall, one by one.
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^ OMURA You fought bravely on behalf of our army-- against the rebel Katsumoto.
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.A counter-force of samurai, numbering only 500, is rallied.^ A force of warriors, numbering only 500, is rallied.
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^ Emperor Meiji abolished the samurai's right to be the only armed force in favor of a more modern, western-style conscripted army.
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.Algren makes a reference to the Battle of Thermopylae in which a small army fought against a much larger opposing force by using the terrain and the enemy's overconfidence to their advantage; Algren surmises that a similar tactic would reduce the effectiveness of their enemy's artillery.^ ALGREN At least make it battle, not a suicide.
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^ Algren makes a reference to the Battle of Thermopylae where a small army can inflict disproportionate casualties and cause great damage against overwhelming odds by using the right tactics and terrain as force multipliers.
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^ Algren, now dressed in the kimono, finds Katsumoto carefully dropping little leaves of incense into a small flame that simmers inside his battle helmet.
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.On the eve of battle, Algren is presented with a katana of his own.^ Algren then receives a katana of his own.
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.Taka also gives him her dead husband's armor, and they kiss just before Algren leaves.^ Algren looks at Yoshitaka, who gives him.
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^ Algren notes Ujio - the grim samurai who killed Gant -- in jet black armor, glaring at him coldl y.
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^ The story also flirts with us by giving us hints that Taka has feelings for Nathan Algren but never really did anything with it.
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.When the Imperial Army confronts the samurai's rebel forces, the samurai fall back to higher ground, preventing the Imperials from using their superior firepower.^ He, along with Algren, train the imperial army before confronting the samurais.
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^ When a large Imperial Army, under the command of Omura and Bagley confronts the samurai's rebel forces, the samurai fall back to higher ground, preventing the Imperial army from using its superior firepower.
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^ With the assistance of Algren, the samurai plan to make their final stand, using a combination of superior close-combat ability and their enemy's over-confidence.
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.As expected, Omura immediately orders the infantry to pursue the samurai into a trap.^ He's washed out soldier for hire who is hired by Omura (Masato Harada) to train Japanese troops in order to dispose a rebellious samurai Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe).
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.Setting fires to cut the enemy's immediate fighting strength in half, the samurai then unleash volleys of arrows on the infantrymen.^ The samurai then unleash volleys of arrows on the infantrymen, killing many.
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^ Conscripted soldiers also used matchlock rifles but instead fired in volleys to break up enemy ranks.
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^ When a third samurai cuts his lance in half, Algren uses the remaining half as a club to take him down.
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.Drawing their swords, the samurai, Algren and Katsumoto amongst them, charge the confused and wounded infantrymen.^ But within the cast of the Last Samurai, only Tom Cruise (Nathan Algren) and Ken Watanabe (Katsumoto) got the most screen time.
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^ Nathan Algren is in charge of transforming the Japanese army from an army with swords and arrows to that of a modern army with guns and cannons.
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.A second wave of Imperial infantry follows behind, as does the samurai cavalry, and a savage melee ensues that leaves many dead on both sides before the Imperial soldiers finally retreat.^ At last, what is left of this second wave of the Imperial Army, retreats.
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^ Finally the Imperial soldiers are in rifle range.
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^ A second wave of Imperial infantry follows behind and quickly joins the battle, as does the samurai cavalry.
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.Realizing that fresh Imperial forces are coming and that defeat is inevitable should a second battle occur, the surviving samurai resolve to make a final, fate-charged mounted assault.^ We see samurai preparing for the final battle.
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^ The Battle of Nagashino was one of such battle where samurai supposedly charged on horseback.
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^ Finally I advise any up and coming film makers to watch this film and use it as an example of how films should not be made.
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.They attack but are cut to pieces by Japanese cannons and another unit of rifled infantrymen.^ They charge on horseback, their numbers being cut to pieces by Japanese cannons and then by another unit of infantrymen.
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^ An attack on the 203-Meter Hill saw whole battalions of Japanese soldiers charging repeatedly with fixed bayonets up the 40-degree incline of the ramparts, to be cut down by machine gun and cannon fire.
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^ Too late-- the samurai are on them-- They attack with an intensity few have ever seen -- many of the Japanese soldiers try to escape, turning and running in blind panic -- they are butchered-- run through by the ashigaru, cut inhalf by the naginata.
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.During the battle, Bagley shoots Katsumoto, but before he can finish off the samurai, Algren throws his sword at Bagley, killing him.^ ALGREN Ask him if he ever saw a samurai in battle.
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^ Algren and Katsumoto wield their swords.
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^ Katsumoto draws his long samurai sword.
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.On approaching the Imperial rear line and progressing far enough to scare Omura, the samurai are finally cut down by Gatling gun fire.^ On approaching the Imperial rear line, and progressing enough to scare Omura, the Samurai are suddenly cut down by the Gatling guns the soldiers had acquired from the Americans.
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^ The Gatling Guns finally fire.
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^ THE GATLING GUNS Are not yet ready to fire.
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.Overcome by the sight of the dying samurai, an Imperial lieutenant originally trained by Algren orders the Gatling guns to cease fire against Omura's wishes.^ The Gatling Guns finally fire.
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^ THE GATLING GUNS Are not yet ready to fire.
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^ By the time Algren has donned armour and joined Katsumoto in a final, lopsided battle against what is now a well-trained imperial force equipped with howitzers and gatling guns, we cringe as noble warriors fall but also exult in their dying the deaths bushido requires of them.
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.Katsumoto, observing bushido, asks Algren to assist him in performing seppuku; Algren obeys, ending Katsumoto's life.^ ALGREN Ask him what kind of guns Katsumoto has.
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^ Katsumoto, obeying bushido in order to keep his honour, commits seppuku (ritual suicide) with help from Algren, ending his life.
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^ Katsumoto embroils Algren in the performance.
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.The Imperial troops show their respect by bowing before the fallen samurai.^ The Imperial troops fire rifles -- samurai fall ..
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.Later, as American ambassadors prepare to have the Emperor sign a treaty that would give the US exclusive rights to sell firearms to the Japanese government, Algren offers Katsumoto's sword as a present to the Emperor.^ Algren and Katsumoto wield their swords.
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^ ALGREN But the emperor is the one signing the agreement.
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^ Later, as American ambassadors prepare to have the emperor sign a treaty that would give the US exclusive rights to sell firearms to the Japanese government, the injured Algren offers Katsumoto's sword as a present to the Emperor.
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.The Emperor understands the message and tells the American ambassador that his treaty deal is not in the best interests of Japan.^ EMPEROR Ambassador Swanbeck I have concluded that your treaty is not in the best interests of my people.
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^ INT. IMPERIAL PALACE -- THRONE ROOM DAY Ambassador Swanbeck, Omura, and a retinue of advisors are presenting the treaty documents for the Emperor's signature.
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^ A modernizing Japan is being stymied by the last of the samurai warriors who are sworn to protect the young Emperor against the foreign interests invading Japan for profit.
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.Omura objects, and the Emperor, realizing that he need not be ruled by Omura, confiscates his estates and fortunes.^ Omura objects, and the Emperor – realizing he does not need to live in fear of Omura – confiscates his estates and fortunes.
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^ KATSUMOTO Yes, if the emperor agrees - but Omura knows the Emperor must be convinced there is cause to need those weapons before be will sign.
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^ In spite of various machinations and brief periods of rule by various emperors, the real power was in the hands of the shogun and samurai.
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.When Omura tries to protest, the Emperor then offers him Katsumoto's sword to commit seppuku if the dishonor is too great to bear.^ The Emperor offers him Katsumoto's sword to commit seppuku if the dishonor is too great to bear.
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^ His old commander (Tony Goldwyn) rescues him, with an offer to travel to Japan to train the Emperor’s army in the ways of modern war and mechanized weapons.
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^ Later, as American ambassadors prepare to have the emperor sign a treaty that would give the US exclusive rights to sell firearms to the Japanese government, the injured Algren offers Katsumoto's sword as a present to the Emperor.
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.Omura merely lowers his head and walks away.^ Omura however, lowers his head and stumbles away.
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.The movie ends with Algren - under a narrative provided by Simon Graham - returning to the samurai village and to Taka.^ Algren then returns to the samurai village where he was imprisoned earlier, and to Taka.
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^ The movie ends and the viewer realizes that the narrator of the story is Simon Graham.
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^ Seizo Fukumoto as the Silent Samurai , an elderly man assigned to follow Algren (who later calls the samurai "Bob") as he travels through the village.
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.Graham philosophically concludes Algren has found a measure of peace "that we all seek, and few of us ever find."^ GRAHAM (V.O.) But I like to think he may have found at last some small measure of the peace we all seek, but few of us ever find.
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^ Graham philosophically concludes Algren found a measure of peace "that we all seek, and few of us ever find."
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^ ALGREN (to Graham) Ask him how they'll come at us.
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Cast

.
  • Tom Cruise as Captain Nathan Algren, a Civil War and Indian Wars veteran haunted by the massacre of Native American civilians at the Washita River.^ This evocation of the Civil War is not lost on Algren.
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    ^ ALGREN Everything about the civil war?
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    ^ Tom Cruise as Captain Nathan Algren , a Civil War and Indian Wars veteran haunted by the massacre of Native American civilians at the Battle of Washita River.
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    .Algren was born in the British Empire but is a naturalized American.^ Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), born in United Kingdom but naturalized American, is a disenchanted Ex-United States Army captain, tortured by the guilt of his past transgressions against Native American civilians.
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    .Following a dismissal from his job, he agrees to help the new Meiji Restoration government train its first Western-style conscript army for a hefty sum.^ He is offered a job training the new Western-style army of emeror Meiji, so they will buy plenty of American armaments.
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    ^ As I watch this new army train, I cannot help but think of those who rode with me in me 23rd cavalry.
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    ^ The Imperial Japanese Armies were conscripted but many samurai volunteered to be soldiers and many advanced to be trained as an officer.
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    .During the army's first battle he is captured by the samurai Katsumoto and taken to the village of Katsumoto's son, where he soon becomes intrigued with the way of the samurai and decides to join them in their cause.^ Katsumoto leads his samurai into the village.
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    ^ However to Algren surprised, instead of being executed upon captured, he is taken to Katsumotos village to be held prisoner there throughout the fall and winter seasons.
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    ^ They also knew that the times were changing and decided to educate today’s public in the way of the modern Japanese Samurai.

    .His journal entries reveal his impressions about traditional Japanese culture, which almost immediately evolves to admiration.
  • Ken Watanabe as samurai Lord Katsumoto, a warrior-poet who was once Emperor Meiji's most trusted teacher.^ And Ken Watanabe is phenomenal as Katsumoto, the leader of the samurai.
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    ^ The samurai are to the Japanese culture what cowboys are to America, heroes of a lost era.
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    ^ NARRATOR: Ken Kraft, a professor of religion and an expert on medieval Japan, says this reverence helps explain why the sword is so important in Japanese culture.
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    He is displeased with Mr. Omura's bureaucratic reform policies which leads him into organizing a revolt against the Imperial Army. .Katsumoto is vaguely based on real life samurai Saigō Takamori.
  • Shin Koyamada as Nobutada, Katsumoto's son who is lord of the village that the Samurai are encamped in and befriends Algren.^ Especially the Samurai war suits and the other costumes from Nobutada's village, Katsumoto's son.
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    ^ Katsumoto leads his samurai into the village.
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    ^ Shout outs to Seizo ***umoto as Algrens aged guard who ends up being able to weild a mean sword and bow, and Shin Koyamada as Nobutada, Katsumotos son who endures a horrible humiliation but redeems himself in one of the many fine battle scenes.
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    .Katsumoto, the leader samurai, advises Nobutada to teach Algren in the Japanese way – Japanese culture and Japanese language.
  • Tony Goldwyn as Lieutenant Colonel Bagley, Capt.^ And we meet _MORI KATSUMOTO, the leader of the samurai.
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    ^ The samurai are to the Japanese culture what cowboys are to America, heroes of a lost era.
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    ^ At 80 years old, he is still driven to pass on the way of the Samurai and teach how to use the unique curved sword to its best advantage.
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    .Algren's commanding officer in the 8th Cavalry Regiment, who was to train the Imperial Army.^ Plot Summary: In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms.
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    ^ As I watch this new army train, I cannot help but think of those who rode with me in me 23rd cavalry.
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    ^ He is enlisted to help train the `modern' Japanese army to fight against the samurai, who are in rebellion.
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    .Algren despises Bagley for his role in the Washita River massacre of the Native Americans that Algren cannot get over.^ Cruise plays Captain Nathan Algren, a grizzled veteran of the American Civil War and the unrelenting massacre visited upon the hapless Native Americans that followed.
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    In a flashback, we see Bagley murdering chidren and women in the Indians camp. Bagley bears close resemblence to General Custer (whom Algren dubs "a murderer who fell in love with his own legend"). .Bagley is killed by Algren in the final battle when Algren throws his sword into his chest.
  • Masato Harada as Omura, an industrialist and pro-reform politician who dislikes the old samurai and shogun related lifestyle and the main antagonist of the film.^ We see samurai preparing for the final battle.
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    ^ An era is ending with bloody finality on the field of battle, and the men who fall and die wouldnt have it any other way.
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    ^ Algren, now dressed in the kimono, finds Katsumoto carefully dropping little leaves of incense into a small flame that simmers inside his battle helmet.
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    He quickly imports westernization and modernization while making money for himself through his railroads. .Coming from a merchant family that was like many repressed during the days of Samurai rule and cause for his extreme dislike for their nobility, he assumes a great deal of power during the Meiji Restoration and takes advantages of Meiji's youth to become his chief advisor (wielding power similar to those of the Shoguns).^ Like Shogun , Last Samurai depicts a preindustrial Japan able to engage the west on its own selective terms---a Japan commanding the westerner's respect, even humbling him and causing him to rethink his relationship to his own culture.
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    ^ Being of the first generation to come of age during the Meiji Restoration, he trained according to Prussian infantry procedures.
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    ^ It actually looks a fair amount like if you take a piece of taffy or a Tootsie Roll—and as you know the Tootsie Roll or the taffy will stretch first and then it will come apart—and you will see the effect of that stretching.
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    .His image is designed to evoke the image of Okubo Toshimichi, a leading reformer during the Meiji Restoration.^ Being of the first generation to come of age during the Meiji Restoration, he trained according to Prussian infantry procedures.
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    Masato Harada noted that he was deeply interested in joining the film after witnessing the construction of Emperor Meiji's conference room on sound stage 19 (where Humphrey Bogart had once acted) at Warner Brothers studios.[citation needed]
  • Shichinosuke Nakamura as Emperor Meiji. .Credited with the implementation of the 1868 Meiji Restoration, the Emperor is eager to import Western ideas and practices to modernize and empower Japan to become a strong nation.^ Then, the Tokugawa shogunate was overthrown in the Meiji Restoration of 1868, and Japan entered the modern world.
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    ^ A modernizing Japan is being stymied by the last of the samurai warriors who are sworn to protect the young Emperor against the foreign interests invading Japan for profit.
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    ^ Dissident leaders promoting such values and in command of some military might succeeded in toppling the last shogun in the Meiji Restoration of 1868.
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    .His appearance bears a strong resemblance to Emperor Meiji during the 1860's rather than during the 1870s, when The Last Samurai takes place.
  • Hiroyuki Sanada as Ujio, one of the most dedicated, loyal and fierce samurai under Katsumoto.^ I mean, its fantasy, about the last samurai at the onset of the Meiji Revolution and they are using Tom Cruise as a point of access for Western audiences.
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    ^ Algren and Yoritomo move out with Katsumoto, Ujio, Nakao and his bodyguard of several dozen Samurai.
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    ^ Filmed in both Japan and New Zealand, "The Last Samurai also has one of the most stunning battlefield clashes ever seen on film.
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    .He teaches Algren the art of Samurai sword fighting, none too gently but eventually grows to respect him.^ Algren tosses him his swords.
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    ^ Algren notes Ujio - the grim samurai who killed Gant -- in jet black armor, glaring at him coldl y.
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    ^ When a third samurai cuts his lance in half, Algren uses the remaining half as a club to take him down.
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    .He is one of the remaining samurai to die in the final charge in the last battle.
  • Timothy Spall as Simon Graham, a British interpreter for Captain Algren and his non-English speaking soldiers.^ We see samurai preparing for the final battle.
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    ^ In Japan, Civil War veteran Captain Nathan Algren trains the Emperor's troops to use modern weapons as they prepare to defeat the last of the country's samurais.
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    ^ An era is ending with bloody finality on the field of battle, and the men who fall and die wouldnt have it any other way.
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    Initially portrayed as a typical practical-minded Englishman, he later comes to understand the Samurai cause. .This character is shown to have some resemblances also to the real-world Corfiote photographer Felice Beato.
  • Seizo Fukumoto as the Silent Samurai, an elderly man assigned to follow Algren (who later calls the samurai "Bob") as he travels through the village.^ Soon he's healed from the wounds he obtained through the battle which he was captured in, and starts wandering around (With a guard which he calls "Bob") admiring their way of living.
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    ^ Into this scene barges Tom Cruise/Captain Algren, who for some reason is still at large having aided a rebel and killed a prominent American.
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    ^ It was better when it was called Fern Gully , the sequel to Abrasive, Oppressive Man Enters the Society Deemed Inferior by his People Only to later Become the Champion of that Society's Values .
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    .Ultimately, the Samurai saves Algren's life (and speaking for the first and only time, "Algren-san!"^ This time the opponent charges first, and Algren manages to parry one blow, before he is again bested.
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    ^ Algren shakes his head, and smiles for the first time in this stor y.
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    ^ As Algren begins his time at the heart of the samurai world.
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    ) by taking a fatal bullet for him. .He bears a marked resemblance to Kyuzo from Seven Samurai.
  • Koyuki as Taka, Katsumoto's sister and the wife of the red-masked Samurai Hirotaro, whom Nathan Algren kills earlier.
  • Billy Connolly as Sergeant Zebulon Gant, an ex-soldier who served with and is loyal to Algren, talked him into coming to Japan.^ When Algren is injured in combat and captured by the samurai, he learns about their warrior honor code from their leader, Katsumoto, which forces him to decide which side of the conflict he actually wants to be on.

    ^ When he falls into the hands of the enemy samurai leader, Katsumoto (Watanabe), he comes to appreciate their strange culture and martial values and redeems himself by throwing his lot in with theirs, however hopelessly romantic a gesture it may prove to be in an avidly modernising Japan.
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    ^ I can't pinpoint any bad actor from the cast, Watanabe does great performance and Koyuki does small, but effective role as Taka, Katsumotos sister, who takes care of Algren, even tough he has killed her husband.In all things considered The Last Samurai is among the better movies of Tom Cruise.
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    .He, along with Algren, train the imperial army before confronting the samurai.^ Left alone, Algren finds himself confronted by ashigaru samurai foot soldiers carrying pikes.
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    ^ EXT. YORITOMO'S HOUSE MORNING Algren watches from the window as the samurai train.
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    ^ The Imperial Army soldiers climb awkwardly over the first barricade and pursue-- The samurai, meanwhile, have taken cover behind a second barricade that had been hidden from the Imperial soldiers' view.
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    He is later killed in the opening battle by Hirotaro (Taka's husband).
  • Shun Sugata as Nakao, a tall jujutsu and naginata-skilled samurai, who takes part in Katsumoto's rescue, and is later killed in the final battle.

Production

.Filming took place in New Zealand, with Japanese cast members and an American Production crew.^ Filmed in both Japan and New Zealand, "The Last Samurai also has one of the most stunning battlefield clashes ever seen on film.
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Views of Mount Fuji were superimposed using CGI of Mount Fuji as seen from Yokohama. Several of the village scenes were shot on the Warner Brothers Studios backlot in Burbank, California.

Soundtrack

The Last Samurai
Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
Released November 25, 2003
Label Elektra Records
.All music by Hans Zimmer.^ Hans Zimmer's music is bold and original; sometimes the music alone brought me to tears.
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Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony, conducted by Blake Neely.
  1. "A Way of Life" 8:03
  2. "Spectres in the Fog" 4:07
  3. "Taken" 3:36
  4. "A Hard Teacher" 5:44
  5. "To Know My Enemy" 4:49
  6. "Idyll's End" 6:41
  7. "Safe Passage" 4:57
  8. "Ronin" 1:53
  9. "Red Warrior" 3:56
  10. "The Way of the Sword" 7:59
  11. "A Small Measure of Peace" 7:59

Reception

.The film received achieved higher box office receipts in Japan than in the USA.[1] Critical reception in Japan was generally positive.^ Our teenage daughter had already heard that the film was "really bad," and I'd heard that it had received some criticism pertaining to the white guy's implausibly central role in the action.
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[citation needed] Tomomi Katsuta of The Mainichi Shinbun thought that the film was "a vast improvement over previous American attempts to portray Japan", noting that director Zwick "had researched Japanese history, cast well-known Japanese actors and consulted dialogue coaches to make sure he didn't confuse the casual and formal categories of Japanese speech." However, Katsuta still found fault with the film's idealistic, "storybook" portrayal of the samurai, stating that "Our image of samurai are that they were more corrupt." .As such, he said, the noble samurai leader Katsumoto "set (his) teeth on edge."^ And we meet _MORI KATSUMOTO, the leader of the samurai.
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^ And Ken Watanabe is phenomenal as Katsumoto, the leader of the samurai.
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[2] .The Japanese premiere was held at Roppongi Hills multiplex in Tokyo on November 1, 2003. The entire cast was present; they signed autographs, provided interviews and appeared on stage to speak to fans.^ He'd noted that while the Japanese were superstitious, they held "diverse views" about religion, and their justice was administered impartially.
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.Many of the cast members expressed the desire for audiences to learn and respect the important values of the samurai, and to have a greater appreciation of Japanese culture and custom.^ The samurai are to the Japanese culture what cowboys are to America, heroes of a lost era.
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^ NARRATOR: Ken Kraft, a professor of religion and an expert on medieval Japan, says this reverence helps explain why the sword is so important in Japanese culture.
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^ Of course the film is partial to the Samurai culture and the more traditional values that they embody that the movie believes every other culture should have, but does not.
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.In America there were numerous unflattering comparisons to Kevin Costner's film Dances with Wolves.^ I have yet to see Dances with Wolves, which is what I always see the comparison Avatar being made to.
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^ August 2009 First, I'm introducing by saying that I gave the movie only 9/10 because I've recently learned that Last Samurai is built on the same plot as Dances with Wolves, starring Kevin Costner.
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.Motoko Rich of The New York Times observed that the film has opened up a debate, "particularly among Asian-Americans and Japanese," about whether the film and others like it were "racist, naïve, well-intentioned, accurate – or all of the above."^ Like all such remedies, it had strong adverse reactions as well.
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^ NEW YORK, NY.- A descendant of samurai-era Bizen sword makers-turned-Buddhist priests, Miya Ando , a petite half-Japanese American who resides in Brooklyn, is the second coming of Ando steel workers.

^ It becomes embarrassing, like watching American tourists talk too loud in a quiet Japanese landscape.In the end the film is no less than an insult to both the Japanese and the American audience.
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[2]
The film currently has a mixed rating on Metacritic of 55 out of 100.[3] Rotten Tomatoes has a rating of 65%.[4]
.The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Ken Watanabe, and three Golden Globes, Best Supporting Actor for Watanabe, Best Actor - Drama for Tom Cruise and Best Score for Hans Zimmer.^ A blade that could go through two bodies, or three bodies, or four bodies, or even five bodies, as some inscriptions read, was believed to be the best blade.
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^ Lastly, Ken Wantanabe is excellent as Kasumoto and nearly overshadows Tom Cruise in a number of scenes they have together.
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^ Film needed less Tom Cruise and more Ken Watanabe(and his men).
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.Awards won by the film include Best Director by the National Board of Review, Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects at the Visual Effects Society Awards, Outstanding Foreign Language Film at the Japan Academy Prize, four Golden Satellite Awards, and Best Fire Stunt at the Taurus World Stunt Awards.^ Watanabe is nominated for a supporting actor Golden Globe and SAG award and he totally deserves both of them.
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[5]

Historical background

.The Last Samurai combines real but disconnected historical situations, rather distant in time, into a single narrative.^ I really like Last Samurai.
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^ They were able to transform this mystery into something that was very, very real: the samurai sword.
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^ I would consider The Last Samurai to be one of Tom Cruise's best roles and by far one of the best movies to come out in a long time.
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.It also replaces the key Western actors of the period (especially the French) by American ones.^ There is one big difference: in the American version, the sword was replaced by the classic six-shooter.
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.Finally, it portrays a radical conflict between ancient and modern fighting methods, but in reality all sides of the conflict (the Satsuma Rebellion, and before it the Boshin War) adopted modern equipment to various degrees.^ The Emishi/Ainu in the North and the Ryukyu people in the South were the ancient inhabitants of the islands before the modern Japanese were introduced from Corea.
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^ Algren And Katsumoto fight back to back, as if one person, slashing with their swords, shattering bayonet, dealing death on all sides.
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^ In 1871, he was commissioned as a major in the unseasoned Imperial Japanese Army, with which he would fight in 1877 in a civil war, the Satsuma Rebellion.
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.Indeed, firearms had been in use centuries earlier in Japan and played an important part in the civil wars that created the Tokugawa Shogunate, but were later rejected as dishonorable and by the early 19th century the gunsmith's art had fallen into disuse.^ After centuries of civil unrest and war, Japan united into a single government.

^ Then, the Tokugawa shogunate was overthrown in the Meiji Restoration of 1868, and Japan entered the modern world.
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^ Persuaded that the U.S. would use military force if spurned, the Tokugawa shogunate capitulated, signing a treaty that went into effect in 1859.
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.Many thematic, and visual elements of the film parallel the films of Akira Kurosawa, specifically Seven Samurai.^ Akira Kurosawa's famous film, Seven Samurai was turned into the classic western The Magnificent Seven .
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^ Those are both fine films, but Edward Zwicks samurai epic outdoes them in visual beauty as well as exquisitely shot carnage that is shocking but never gratuitous.
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Military modernization and Western involvement

.
Training of the Shogunate troops by the French Military Mission to Japan.
^ Arriving in Japan, he competently trains government troops (who appear quite incompetent) in the latest U.S. infantry tactics.
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1867 photograph.
.
The French military advisers and their Japanese allies in Hokkaido during the Boshin war (1868-1869).
^ During that period thousands of foreigners, mostly Englishmen, were employed by the Japanese government as teachers, technology specialists, and advisers.
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Front row, second from left: Jules Brunet, besides Matsudaira Taro, vice-president of the Ezo Republic.
.The kind of military modernization described in The Last Samurai was already largely achieved by the time of the Boshin War ten years before, in 1868. At that time, forces favorable to the Shogun were modernized and trained by the French Military Mission to Japan (1867), and a modern fleet of steam warships had already been constituted (Eight steam warships, Kaiten, Banryū, Chiyodagata, Chōgei, Kaiyō Maru, Kanrin Maru, Mikaho and Shinsoku formed the core of the Bakufu Navy in 1868).^ For the last 800 years guarding Japan and fighting her wars was the exclusive occupation of the samurai.
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^ Like Shogun , Last Samurai depicts a preindustrial Japan able to engage the west on its own selective terms---a Japan commanding the westerner's respect, even humbling him and causing him to rethink his relationship to his own culture.
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^ From the hari-kiri (suicide) to the refusal to backdown against a staggering army, the movie depicts the last honorable military profession: the samurai.

The Western fiefs of Satsuma and Chōshū were also already highly modernized, supported by British interests and expertise. .Even the appearance of Gatling guns in Japan goes back to that time (the Gatling guns were invented in 1861, and deployed during the 1868-1869 Boshin War by both sides, at the Battle of Hokuetsu and the Naval Battle of Miyako).^ Even today, when Japan's battles are economic not military, the reverence for the sword endures.
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^ I believe it's during this time period that The Last Samurai is set, so it makes sense that Japan sought the aid of an American.
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.Modernization had already advanced at a fast pace during the Bakumatsu period, many years before the installation of the Meiji Emperor.^ Samurai rebels didn't need foreign mercenaries to organize them, assist in their belly-slitting, or represent their cause to the Emperor during the early Meiji period.
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.Although Commodore Perry is credited with opening Japan to foreign contacts in 1854, American involvement in Japan was minimal thereafter.^ (Soon after the opening of Japan's ports produced by U.S. pressure, the U.S. became preoccupied by its Civil War and the British became the main foreign influence and trading partner.
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^ Foreign Employees in "Open" Japan .
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.In-depth interaction, mainly commercial in nature, only started from 1859 with the Harris Treaty, and from 1861 American influence waned due to the demands of the American Civil War (1861-1865).^ I am talking about American Civil War, there was only one.
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^ (Soon after the opening of Japan's ports produced by U.S. pressure, the U.S. became preoccupied by its Civil War and the British became the main foreign influence and trading partner.
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^ KA TSUMOTO To fight in your American civil war.
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.The main powers involved with the modernization of Japan up to the 1868 Meiji Restoration were the Netherlands (initiation of a modern navy with the Nagasaki Naval Training Center and the supply of Japan's first modern ships, the Kankō Maru and the Kanrin Maru), France (Construction of the arsenal of Yokosuka by Léonce Verny, the 1867 French Military Mission), and Great Britain (in supplying modern equipment, especially ships, to a variety of domains, and in training the Navy with the Tracey Mission).^ Then, the Tokugawa shogunate was overthrown in the Meiji Restoration of 1868, and Japan entered the modern world.
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^ OMURA ...After the Shogun gave up power, the daimyos you would call them warlords --knew that Japan needed a centralized government.
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^ Dissident leaders promoting such values and in command of some military might succeeded in toppling the last shogun in the Meiji Restoration of 1868.
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Meiji restoration

Reception by the Meiji Emperor of the Second French Military Mission to Japan, 1872.
.Following the Meiji restoration in 1868, the early Imperial Japanese Army was essentially developed with the assistance of French advisors again, through the second French Military Mission to Japan (1872-1880).^ Sir, the Imperial Army of Japan demands your surrender.
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^ This early machine gun is the pinnacle of current military might -- 60 rounds a second -- a triumph in engineering.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At last, what is left of this second wave of the Imperial Army, retreats.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.An army of conscripts, mostly peasants replacing the former samurai class, was put in place with French assistance for the first time in March 1873. These troops were further modernized and their officers trained in military academies set up by the French, and would intervene against former samurai in the Satsuma rebellion in 1877. The Haitorei edict in 1876 all but banned carrying swords and guns on streets.^ But in fact, the Japanese had their military act together pretty well by the 1870s and did not require foreign assistance in suppressing the samurai uprisings, even though the rebellions were raised by troops using whatever latest military technology they could procure.
  • Gary Leupp: Indian Wars, Vietnam and Orientalist Fantasy: a Review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Around that time, he married Shizuko, a daughter of a Satsuma samurai.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The legitimacy of the regime was undermined, peasant rebellions proliferated, and xenophobic feelings prompted young samurai to attack foreigners and government officials.
  • Gary Leupp: Indian Wars, Vietnam and Orientalist Fantasy: a Review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Satsuma rebellion

Saigo Takamori (seated, in Western uniform), surrounded by his officers, in samurai attire. News article in Le Monde Illustré, 1877.
Both sides used guns at the final stand of the Battle of Shiroyama.
.The Satsuma Rebellion, the historical event described in The Last Samurai, was even more one-sided than in the movie, although the military techniques employed by each side were less contrasted.^ After centuries of relying on hired samurai for national defense, the Japanese monarchy has decided to do away with the warriors in favor of a more contemporary military.
  • The Last Samurai - Ask.com 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ The movie gets the geopolitics all wrong, granting the U.S. both more and less power than it wielded in Japan in the period.
  • Gary Leupp: Indian Wars, Vietnam and Orientalist Fantasy: a Review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of course the film is partial to the Samurai culture and the more traditional values that they embody that the movie believes every other culture should have, but does not.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

.It occurred in 1877, ten years after the Boshin War, and ten years after the establishment of the Imperial Japanese army.^ Bloated and cynical, he let's himself be recruited to train a new Japanese army just a decade after the War Between the States.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ BAGLEY They're looking to hire real American soldiers to create the first Japanese Imperial Army.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ten days later, the Japanese Third Army, led by General (and by now Baron) Maresuke Nogi, made landfall on the Liaodong Peninsula.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Imperial troops sent a huge force of 300,000 soldiers under Kawamura Sumiyoshi, modern in all aspects of warfare, using howitzers and observations balloons, to the island of Kyūshū to fight Saigō Takamori.^ The Russian forces arrayed against it consisted of 17,000 soldiers under the command of Major-General Anatoly Stoessel.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wave after wave of Japanese soldiers crashed onto the hill, using hand-grenades and bayonet-fixed rifles, under cover of dense artillery fire.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nogi’s younger son was with him, among the 90,000 troops under his command.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.Saigō Takamori's rebels numbered around 40,000 in total, until they dwindled to about 400 at the final stand at the Battle of Shiroyama.^ They taught us about a battle called Thermopylae.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Although they fought for the preservation of the caste of the samurai, and officers often wore samurai cuirasses, they did not neglect Western military methods: they used guns and cannons, and all contemporary depictions of Saigō Takamori represent him wearing the uniform of a Western general.^ GRAHAM The samurai don't use guns.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So I don't understand why they didn't modernized Japanese samurai before American did, if the movie is based on the fact.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ I mean, its fantasy, about the last samurai at the onset of the Meiji Revolution and they are using Tom Cruise as a point of access for Western audiences.
  • The Last Samurai is awesome innit. - NeoGAF 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the end of the conflict, running out of material and ammunition, they had to fall back to close-quarter tactics and the use of swords, bows and arrows.^ They're savages with bows and arrows.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They glare back, no longer trying to keep out of sight.
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^ Still using his bow, firing off arrows with Stunning speed, refusing to budge-- On the opposing hillside Bagley and Omura watch the battle through binoculars.
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.In a parallel to the movie, they also fought for a more virtuous form of government (their slogan was "新政厚徳", "New government, High morality").^ Of course the film is partial to the Samurai culture and the more traditional values that they embody that the movie believes every other culture should have, but does not.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ One problem with these types of movies (one culture trying to protect itself form a more "modern and civilized" culture) is that they tend to demonize one culture.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

.In contrast to the Boshin War, no Westerners are recorded to have fought on either side of the Satsuma rebellion.^ In 1871, he was commissioned as a major in the unseasoned Imperial Japanese Army, with which he would fight in 1877 in a civil war, the Satsuma Rebellion.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The warrior no longer fought wars but the samurai spirit remained.

.Specifically, Saigō Takamori did not fight side-by-side with foreign soldiers during the Satsuma Rebellion.^ When he is offered a job to train Japanese soldiers in modern fighting techniques, he does not care whose side he will be on.

^ In 1871, he was commissioned as a major in the unseasoned Imperial Japanese Army, with which he would fight in 1877 in a civil war, the Satsuma Rebellion.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.During the Boshin War, Saigō may have been supported by British and American military advisors,[6] but the only documented case of foreigners actually fighting for a Japanese cause was that of the French soldiers supporting Enomoto Takeaki.^ BAGLEY They're looking to hire real American soldiers to create the first Japanese Imperial Army.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The French in 1915- 1917, the British in 1916-1917, and the Americans in 1917-1918 would commit all the deadly tactical errors that the Japanese had committed in 1904 and 1905.
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^ Foreign military observers from all the Western powers were thick on the ground and at sea in all the large battles of the Russo-Japanese War.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.Although the Katsumoto character is based on Saigo Takamori, the last battle in the film is based not on his last stand but on another battle in which a group of disgruntled retainers attacked the new Imperial Army with no firearms or western weapons that took place at roughly the same time.^ At last, what is left of this second wave of the Imperial Army, retreats.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Filmed in both Japan and New Zealand, "The Last Samurai also has one of the most stunning battlefield clashes ever seen on film.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ Was the movie, The Last Samurai , based on a true story The Last Samurai is a fictional character story placed in an actual historic event and time setting.
  • The Last Samurai - Ask.com 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]

Further foreign assistance

A third French Military Mission to Japan (1884-1889) was later sent. However, due to the German victory in the Franco-Prussian War, the Japanese government also relied on Prussia as a model for their army, and hired two German military advisors (Major Jakob Meckel and Captain von Blankenbourg) for the training of the Japanese General Staff from 1886 to 1889. Other known foreign military consultants were the Italian Major Pompeo Grillo, who worked at the Osaka foundry from 1884 to 1888, followed by Major Quaratezi from 1889 to 1890, and the Dutch Captain Schermbeck, who worked on improving coastal defenses from 1883 to 1886.
.Japan did not use foreign military advisors anymore between 1889 and 1918, until again a fourth French Military Mission to Japan (1918-1919), headed by Commandant Jacques-Paul Faure, was requested to assist in the development of the nascent Japanese airforce.^ Guns were not much needed during Japan's long period of peace---although they were used to suppress peasant uprisings---but sensing the threat of foreign encroachment in the early nineteenth century the Japanese painstakingly translated and carefully studied Dutch texts on military technology.
  • Gary Leupp: Indian Wars, Vietnam and Orientalist Fantasy: a Review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The basic story line is that a Captain Woodrow Algren, a brilliant soldier and veteran of the Civil War and the "Indian Wars," is recruited by his former commanding officer to sail with him to Japan as a mercenary military advisor to the newly established Japanese government.
  • Gary Leupp: Indian Wars, Vietnam and Orientalist Fantasy: a Review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But in fact, the Japanese had their military act together pretty well by the 1870s and did not require foreign assistance in suppressing the samurai uprisings, even though the rebellions were raised by troops using whatever latest military technology they could procure.
  • Gary Leupp: Indian Wars, Vietnam and Orientalist Fantasy: a Review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Westerners fighting alongside Japanese

Jules Brunet fought for the Shogun in 1868.
The French Navy officer Eugène Collache fought in samurai attire.
.Historically, the only major case of foreigners taking an active role in a Japanese civil war (aside from a limited Dutch naval support during the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 - 1638) is that of the French military advisers under Jules Brunet (initially members of the 1867 French Military Mission), who joined the forces favourable to the Shogun under Enomoto Takeaki, during the Boshin war.^ Tom Cruise stars as Nathan Algren, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who is hired by the Emperor Meiji to train an army capable of wiping out the samurai.
  • The Last Samurai 2003 | Movie Trailer, Reviews, Photos, Cast | Hollywood.com 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC mx.hollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ The Russian forces arrayed against it consisted of 17,000 soldiers under the command of Major-General Anatoly Stoessel.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Soon after the opening of Japan's ports produced by U.S. pressure, the U.S. became preoccupied by its Civil War and the British became the main foreign influence and trading partner.
  • Gary Leupp: Indian Wars, Vietnam and Orientalist Fantasy: a Review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They were deeply involved in the military organization of the Shogunate's forces, and fought (several of them were heavily wounded) almost to the end of the conflict.^ Persuaded that the U.S. would use military force if spurned, the Tokugawa shogunate capitulated, signing a treaty that went into effect in 1859.
  • Gary Leupp: Indian Wars, Vietnam and Orientalist Fantasy: a Review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A few days before surrender, when the situation had become desperate, they left on the French frigate Coëtlogon which had been waiting at anchor in Hakodate. .Some of these French officers did wear the samurai attire (such as the French Naval officer Eugène Collache), although most officers in the armies of the Bakufu, as well as of course their French colleagues, wore French military uniforms.^ Artillery officers in US Army uniforms arc instructing Japanese offi cers.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Japanese in the late 19th century did hire foreign advisers to modernize their army, but they were mostly French, not American.^ So I don't understand why they didn't modernized Japanese samurai before American did, if the movie is based on the fact.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ Nogi was a Japanese, a soldier, and a 19th century man.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ General Lombard, chef the French Mission Militaire attached to the Japanese Army, described in his reports a 2600-strong Japanese regiment that had been reduced to 30 soldiers and three officers at the Battle of Mukden, due to the power of modern firearms.
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ken Watanabe's character was based on the real Saigō Takamori whose exact style of death is unknown.^ It should be expected really, as Saigo Takamori, even after his death, defined the very core of the Japanese national mindset.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ Most of the major characters, with the exception of the Emperor, are either completely fictional, or based on real historical figures, but with different names.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ Katsumoto (Watanabe), for example, is obviously based on Saigo Takamori, Japan's greatest cultural hero, and the leader of the 1877 rebellion against the Meiji government (but not the Emperor).
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

.The accounts of his subordinates claim either that he uprighted himself and committed seppuku after his injury or that he requested that a comrade assist his suicide.^ Nogi was so emotionally shattered that he asked for permission to commit the ritual samurai suicide, seppuku .
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.September 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In debate, some scholars have suggested that neither is the case, and that Saigō may have gone into shock following his wound, losing his ability to speak.^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
  • The Last Samurai - The Tom Cruise Interview | SPIKE 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

Several comrades upon seeing him in this state, would have severed his head, assisting him in the warrior's suicide they knew he would have wished. .Later, they would have said that he committed seppuku in order to preserve his status as a true samurai.^ Nogi was so emotionally shattered that he asked for permission to commit the ritual samurai suicide, seppuku .
  • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A real man of valour would have resigned his post and/or committed seppuku there and than.
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^ Without a word, they kneel on the floor, open their kimonos and unsheathe their short-swords, preparing to commit seppuku.
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See also

Notes

  1. ^ The Last Samurai (2003) : News
  2. ^ a b Yahoo! Groups
  3. ^ Metacritic score for The Last Samurai
  4. ^ Rotten Tomatoes on The Last Samurai
  5. ^ Awards for The Last Samurai (2003), IMDb
  6. ^ This is a claim made by Jules Brunet in a letter to Napoleon III: "I must signal to the Emperor the presence of numerous American and British officers, retired or on leave, in this party [of the southern Daimyos] which is hostile to French interests. The presence of Occidental chiefs among our enemies may jeopardize my success from a political standpoint, but nobody can stop me from bringing to Your Majesty information he will without a doubt find interesting." in "Soie et Lumière", p.81 (French)

References

  • Polak, Christian. (2001). .Soie et lumières: L'âge d'or des échanges franco-japonais (des origines aux années 1950). Tokyo: Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française du Japon, Hachette Fujin Gahōsha (アシェット婦人画報社).
  • __________.^ Général Lombard, “ Rapport d’ensemble du Chef de la Mission Militaire Française à l’armée japonaise ,” décembre 1905, S.H.A.T., 7 N 1700.
    • The Last Samurai and Europe's First Suicide | The Brussels Journal 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.brusselsjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    (2002). 絹と光: 知られざる日仏交流100年の歴史 (江戶時代-1950年代) Kinu to hikariō: shirarezaru Nichi-Futsu kōryū 100-nen no rekishi (Edo jidai-1950-nendai). Tokyo: Ashetto Fujin Gahōsha, 2002. 10-ISBN 4-573-06210-6; 13-ISBN 978-4-573-06210-8; OCLC 50875162

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.The Last Samurai is a 2003 alternate history film about an American army captain Nathan Algren who is hired to train Japanese troops during the Meiji Restoration.^ An American soldier is hired to train a new army for Japan.
  • The Last Samurai Movie Download in HD 1080p/DVD/DivX/PDA Quality 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.moviepro.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But while Algren is in the samurais captivity, its not all about fighting and training.

^ Last Samurai - Japanese character (Kanji) .
  • Last Samurai - Japanese character (Kanji) 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.dsfy.com [Source type: Academic]

.In his first battle against the oppositional samurai, Algren is taken prisoner by Lord Katsumoto who gradually converts him to his cause.^ During a battle with the samurai, Algren is captured.
  • Drake's Movie Corner: A powerful tale of honor in "The Last Samurai" 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.escapistmagazine.com [Source type: General]
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^ Samurai who I'm sure Katsumoto was based of of.
  • The Last Samurai ::SPOiLERS!:: [Archive] - ConceptArt.org Forums 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.conceptart.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In his first battle against the oppositional samurai , Algren is taken prisoner by Lord Katsumoto who gradually converts him to his cause.
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  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Although not historically accurate, the film covered several major issues of the Japanese history and was received better in Japan than in the US.
.Directed by Edward Zwick.^ R / War Drama Directed by: Edward Zwick Starring: Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, William Atherton .
  • Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "The Last Samurai" 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.mutantreviewers.com [Source type: General]

^ "The Last Samurai", directed by Edward Zwick (GLORY) and starring Tom Cruise (MINORITY REPORT).
  • Pixel Magic VFX - The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.pixelmagicfx.com [Source type: General]

^ "The Last Samurai" Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe Directed by Edward Zwick .

Written by John Logan
In the face of an enemy, in the Heart of One Man, Lies the Soul of a Warrior

Contents

Nathan Algren

.
  • There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.
  • My thanks, on behalf of those who died in the name of better mechanical amusements and commercial opportunities.
  • [to the Silent Samurai] I know why you don't talk.^ Quotes from the movie The Last Samurai 0 ~ There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.~ Nathan Algren ~ My thanks, on behalf of those who died in the name of better mechanical amusements and commercial opportunities.~ Nathan Algren ~ I know why you don't talk.
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    ^ My thanks, on behalf of those who died in the name of better mechanical amusements and commercial opportunities.
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    ^ Do you know who this is?

    .You're angry.^ You're angry.
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    ^ Because you're angry.

    ^ You're angry because they make you wear a dress.~ Nathan Algren ~ I just realized, I've been remiss.
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    .You're angry because they make you wear a dress.
  • [speaking with the Silent Samurai, after being beaten to the ground by Uijo] I just realized, I've been remiss.^ You're angry because they make you wear a dress.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ You're angry because they make you wear a dress.~ Nathan Algren ~ I just realized, I've been remiss.
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    ^ You're angry.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .Forgive me, I forgot to thank you for looking out for me yesterday.^ Forgive me, I forgot to thank you for protecting me yesterday.

    ^ Forgive me, I forgot to thank you for looking out for me yesterday.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ As you pointed out, he was so confident that he forgot about the ceiling and hit the beam, and then the fatal blow.
    • Sanada Hiroyuki: Reinventing The Samurai Movie, UCLA Asia Institute 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.international.ucla.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .That is your job, correct?^ That is your job, correct?
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    Protecting me. Well done 'Bob.' .You don't mind if I call you Bob, do you?^ You don't mind if I call you Bob, do you?
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    ^ Don’t mind the flames: That’s just teppanyaki cooking you’re witnessing .

    ^ If you don't mind the blatantly Westernized viewpoint, The Last Samurai is a frequently impressive movie.

    .I knew a Bob once; God, he was ugly as a mule.^ I knew a Bob once; God, he was ugly as a mule.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .Are you a ladies man, Bob?
  • [kneeling in front of Emperor] If you believe me to be your enemy, command me, and I will gladly take my life.
  • [narrating] Winter, 1877. What does it mean to be Samurai?^ What does it mean to be samurai?

    ^ Nathan Algren : So you will take your own life?
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But what does it means to be samurai?

    .To devote yourself utterly to a set of moral principles.^ To devote yourself utterly to a set of moral principles.
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    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Drake's Movie Corner: A powerful tale of honor in "The Last Samurai" 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.escapistmagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Katsumoto teaches him that the way of the warrior is not only skill in battle, but also discipline, devotion to a set of principles and practicing inner stillness.
    • Reviews by Melinda Ledman: The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Hollywood Jesus Newsletter #63 - Jesus in the Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    .To seek a stillness of your mind.^ To seek a stillness of your mind.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.garnersclassics.com [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Drake's Movie Corner: A powerful tale of honor in "The Last Samurai" 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.escapistmagazine.com [Source type: General]

    .And to master the way of the sword.
  • [narrating] Spring, 1877. This marks the longest I've stayed in one place since I left the farm at 17. There is so much here I will never understand.^ There is so much here I will never understand.

    ^ And to master the way of the sword.

    ^ There is much here that I will never understand.

    .I've never been a church going man, and what I've seen on the field of battle has led me to question God's purpose.^ I've never been a churchgoing man; what I have seen on the field of battle has led me to question the purpose of it all.

    ^ I've never been a church going man, and what I've seen on the field of battle has led me to question God's purpose.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It takes a man of character to see the nobility of pot stirring, and that's a far cry from the earlier version of Algren we've seen.
    • Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    .But there is indeed something spiritual in this place.^ He can't help feeling "something spiritual in this place."

    ^ But there is indeed something spiritual in this place.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Third, Algren makes gawky anthropological observations of his captors like, They are an intriguing people, There is something spiritual here.

    .And though it may forever be obscure to me, I cannot but be aware of its power.^ And though it may forever be obscure to me, I cannot but be aware of its power.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Others may find this effective and powerful, though given the near monothematic nature of the writing, could well wish it were a little shorter.
    • The Last Samurai: Music composed, arranged and produced by Hans Zimmer: Film Music on the Web CD Reviews November 2003 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.musicweb-international.com [Source type: General]

    I do know that it is here that I've known my first untroubled sleep in many years.
  • From the moment they wake, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue.
  • I do not presume to understand the course of my life.

Katsumoto

.
  • Many of our customs seem strange to you.^ Many of our customs seem strange to you.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Katsumoto : Many of our customs seem strange to you.

    ^ Are you a ladies man, Bob?~ Nathan Algren ~ If you believe me to be your enemy, command me, and I will gladly take my life.~ Nathan Algren ~ Many of our customs seem strange to you.
    • Quotes from Movie The Last Samurai :: Finest Quotes 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.finestquotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And the same is true of yours.^ And the same is true of yours.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • Quotes from Movie The Last Samurai :: Finest Quotes 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.finestquotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .For example, not to introduce yourself is considered extremely rude, even among enemies.
  • I have introduced myself.^ For example, not to introduce yourself is considered extremely rude, even among enemies.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For example, not to introduce yourself is considered extremely rude, even among enemies.~ Katsumoto ~ I have introduced myself.
    • Quotes from Movie The Last Samurai :: Finest Quotes 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.finestquotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You have introduced yourself.^ You have introduced yourself.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "The Last Samurai" 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.mutantreviewers.com [Source type: General]

    .This is a very good conversation.
  • The perfect blossom is a rare thing.^ The perfect blossom is a rare thing.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is a very good conversation.~ Katsumoto ~ The perfect blossom is a rare thing.
    • Quotes from Movie The Last Samurai :: Finest Quotes 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.finestquotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This is a very good conversation.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "The Last Samurai" 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.mutantreviewers.com [Source type: General]

    .You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.
  • [giving Algren his stuff before leaving the samurai village] When I took these from you, you were my enemy...
  • [last words, about cherry blossoms] Perfect.^ I would give it zero stars if I could.
    • The Last Samurai (2003) 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theauteurs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reader comments about The Last Samurai .
    • kamera.co.uk - film review - The Last Samurai directed by Director: Edward Zwick
      - reviewed by Deryck Swan
      25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.kamera.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Nathan Algren : So you will take your own life?
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    They... are all... perfect...
  • .
  • My name is Katsumoto.^ My name is Katsumoto.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    What is your name?

Omura

.
  • We must resist the Western powers by becoming powerful ourselves.^ Katsumoto ~ We must resist the Western powers by becoming powerful ourselves.
    • Quotes from Movie The Last Samurai :: Finest Quotes 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.finestquotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We must resist the Western powers by becoming powerful ourselves.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In relation to historical accuracy, the initial reaction of JapanÂ’s rulers to the encroachment of the Western powers was isolation and resistance from incorporating into the emerging imperialist world order.
    • The Last Samurai - Reader Reviews - NYTimes.com 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC community.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Our army and our economy must be strong.
  • If Katsumoto attracts other samurai to his cause, we will have 10 years of rebellion.^ If Katsumoto attracts other samurai to his cause, we will have 10 years of rebellion.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our army and our economy must be strong.~ Omura ~ If Katsumoto attracts other samurai to his cause, we will have 10 years of rebellion.
    • Quotes from Movie The Last Samurai :: Finest Quotes 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.finestquotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Our army and our economy must be strong.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    This is something I will not allow. .Either I will stop him at the council today or you will lead my army against him.^ Either I will stop him at the council today or you will lead my army against him.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Quotes from Movie The Last Samurai :: Finest Quotes 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.finestquotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Omura, the emperor's business consultant, orders Algren to lead the unprepared Japanese army against the Samurai, the last remaining threat to Westernization.
    • The Reel Deal | Movie Reviews by Mark Sells - The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.oregonherald.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But upon his death, the people in the army around him stopped shooting and bowed down to honor his legacy.
    • Reviews by Melinda Ledman: The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Hollywood Jesus Newsletter #63 - Jesus in the Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And with these new weapons, you will crush him.
  • Bring out the new gun!..^ And with these new weapons, you will crush him.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bring out the new gun !..
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You'd think the new imperial army - armed with rifles and cannon - would be able to easily crush the sword-wielding warriors, but in his first encounter with samurai Algren's green troops are wiped out and he is captured.
    • The Last Samurai : DVDs : Movies : Reviews 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.webwombat.com.au [Source type: General]

    Quickly!.. Quickly!.. Fire!.. Idiots, keep on firing! Kill Katsumoto and kill the American!

Others

.
  • Emperor Meiji: I dreamed of a unified Japan.^ I dreamed of a unified Japan.

    ^ Using the youthful Emperor Meiji as a figurehead, this clique began transforming Japan’s agrarian economy into a democratic-industrial state modeled after the West.
    • FrontPage Magazine - The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC 97.74.65.51 [Source type: General]

    ^ Drunk silly to drown his guilt over the massacres, Nathan accepts the offer to travel to Japan to train the teenage Emperor Meiji's soldiers in modern technique.
    • http://www.gautamanbhaskaran.com/gb/samurai2.html 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.gautamanbhaskaran.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Of a country strong and independent and modern...^ Of a country strong and independent and modern...

    .Now we have railroads and cannon and Western clothing.^ We have railroads and cannon and Western clothing.

    ^ Now we have railroads and cannon and Western clothing.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But we cannot forget who we are.^ But we cannot forget who we are.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Or where we come from.
  • Simon Graham [opening narration]: They say Japan was made by a sword.^ "They say Japan was made by a sword.
    • Last Samurai Musashi Handhorned Katana with Free Gift Box 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.swordsswords.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Simon Graham : [ narrating ] They say Japan was made by a sword.

    ^ Simon Graham [opening narration] : They say Japan was made by a sword.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan.^ They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan.
    • The Last Samurai (2003) 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Last Samurai (2003) 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC us.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.garnersclassics.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The opening voiceover refers to the creation of the Japanese islands by a divine sword, which was dipped into the ocean and dripped foam, but every version I've ever seen of Japan's founding myths describes the creation of a single island by foam dripping off of a spear, with the rest of the islands birthed by the gods.
    • Untitled Document 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.willamette.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • How True to History is Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai? 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC hnn.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I am a living god -- as long as I do what they say is right," he muses at one point, in words I somehow doubt any Japanese emperor would ever have employed.
    • The Last Samurai :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC rogerebert.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I say, Japan was made by a handful of brave men.^ I say, Japan was made by a handful of brave men.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They say Japan was made by a sword.” The “they” who say this are not identified in Edward Zwick’s The Last Samurai , but this initial voiceover conjures—briefly—a certain gravity.
    • The Last Samurai (2003) < Reviews | PopMatters 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ HoustonOffice.KnowledgeBell.com Samurai Armor Hand Made in Japan Life-size Samurai Yoroi suit of armors and helmets 100% hand-crafted by Japanese Artisans.
    • SAMURAI GUY / Famous in Japan Ken Watanabe is charging into Hollywood armed with charm and grit Samurai - SFGate 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Warriors, willing to give their lives for what seems to have become a forgotten word: honor.
  • Simon Graham [closing narration]: And so the days of the Samurai had ended.^ Simon Graham : [ narrating ] And so the days of the Samurai had ended.

    ^ Warriors, willing to give their lives for what seems to have become a forgotten word: honor.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Simon Graham [closing narration] : And so the days of the Samurai had ended.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Nations, like men, it is sometimes said, have their own destiny.^ Nations, like men, it is sometimes said, have their own destiny EXT. VILLAGE DAY We see that Yoritomo's house has finally been completed..
    • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nations, like men, it is sometimes said, have their own destiny.
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.garnersclassics.com [Source type: Original source]
    • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .As for the American Captain, no one knows what became of him.^ As for the American Captain, no one knows what became of him.

    ^ In one of the bloodiest battles he took part in, his regiment was ordered to slaughter a neutral village of Native Americans, leaving no woman or child standing.
    • The Last Samurai - Movie-Vault.com: Movie Reviews & Community 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.movie-vault.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Playing someone who no longer knows it all provides him a bit of dimension.
    • nipponDAZE | The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.zanthan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Some say that he died of his wounds.^ Some say that he died of his wounds.

    .Others, that he returned to his own country.^ Others, that he returned to his own country.

    But I like to think he may have at last found some small measure of peace, that we all seek, and few of us ever find.

Dialogue

.Omura: Katsumoto is an extraordinary man, is he not?^ Omura : Katsumoto is an extraordinary man, is he not?
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.Algren: He is a tribal leader.^ Algren : He is a tribal leader.
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  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Algren : I have been hired to suppress the rebellion of yet another tribal leader.

^ Discovering that the army's first job will be to quell a rebellious Samurai, Algren finds the irony in the situation - 'I've been fated to repress another tribal leader.'
  • Reeling: the Movie Review Show's review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.reelingreviews.com [Source type: Original source]

.I've known many of them.^ I've known many of them.
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^ I do know that it is here that I've known my first untroubled sleep in many years.
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.Omura: But none who is samurai.^ Omura : But none who is samurai.
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Masato Harada as Omura , an industrialist and pro-reform politician who dislikes the old samurai and shogun related lifestyle and the main antagonist of the film.
  • The Last Samurai Movie | Download And Watch Full Movies. Page 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alfamovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Masato Harada as Omura, an industrialist and pro-reform politician who dislikes the old samurai and shogun related lifestyle.
  • Download | Watch The Last Samurai movie. Full movies in DVD, DivX, iPod and PDA formats 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.movie4people.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Their ways have great appeal.

.Colonel Bagley: Katsumoto has attacked the railroad next to his province.^ Colonel Bagley : The attack has been stopped.
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Colonel Bagley : Katsumoto has attacked the railroad next to his province.
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When news comes that Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) is approaching, Algren is insistent that the new army is not ready, but his hated former Colonel Bagley (Tony Goldwyn, "Abandon") will not budge.
  • Reeling: the Movie Review Show's review of The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.reelingreviews.com [Source type: Original source]

.Omura: We cannot govern the country in which we cannot travel freely.^ OMURA Captain, we cannot govern a country in which we cannot tr avel freel y.
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Omura : We cannot govern the country in which we cannot travel freely.
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  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.He must be stopped now.^ He must be stopped now.
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.My railroad is priority for this country.^ My railroad is priority for this country.
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.Katsumoto: With this sword I guarded the Emperor...^ He had brought Katsumoto’s sword and tells the Emperor of Katsumoto’s final moments and his wishes.
  • Public Life Through Film: The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ At the end, Algren, on his knees, presents Katsumoto’s sword to the Emperor, and the Emperor is so moved that he ends his pro-Western modernization policies on the spot.
  • Warriors : The New Yorker 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

^ When he comes back, just dropping in on the emperor to bring him Katsumoto's sword, I was shocked.
  • Untitled Document 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.willamette.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Omura: We are a nation of laws!^ Omura : We are a nation of laws!
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.Katsumoto: We are a nation of whores selling ourselves.^ Katsumoto : We are a nation of whores selling ourselves.
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Omura: If we are whores, the samurai made us this way!^ Omura : If we are whores, the samurai made us this way!
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Last Samurai - Wikiquote 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ By David Keyes of Cinemaphile.org (7/0) The Last Samurai delivers in ways that would have made even Akira Kurosawa himself proud.
  • Movie Review for Last Samurai, The 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.flicks.com [Source type: General]

^ She has a forward thinking way of viewing the present, commenting at a peasants' festival (which samurai were forbidden to attend) that it was the peasants that made the samurai possible.
  • Reeling: the Movie Review Show's review of Twilight Samurai (TasogareSeibei) 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.reelingreviews.com [Source type: General]


.Omura: Commence firing!..^ Omura : Commence firing!..
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.You see, even the mighty samurai cannot stand up to the howitzers!^ You see, even the mighty samurai cannot stand up to the howitzers !
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^ A samurai cannot stand the shame of defeat.
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^ You will stand up straight or I will personally shit kick every Far Eastern buttock that appear before my eyes!
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Signal the attack.
.Colonel Bagley: I advise sending in skirmishes first.^ Colonel Bagley : I advise sending in skirmishes first.
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^ At first he tries to talk his way out of the offer, but his former commander Colonel Bagley (Tony Goldwyn) strong-arms him into the deal.
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Omura: Nonsense! Full attack!

.Colonel Bagley: The attack has been stopped.^ Colonel Bagley : The attack has been stopped.
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^ Colonel Bagley : Katsumoto has attacked the railroad next to his province.
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.Omura: Send in rest of the regiment.^ Omura : Send in rest of the regiment.
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Omura: What is this? .Cannon, prepare to fire.^ Cannon, prepare to fire.
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This is madness. He is going to attack?
.Colonel Bagley: Yes.^ Colonel Bagley : Yes.
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.Omura: He is defeated, he must accept his shame.^ KATSUMOTO If a samurai is defeated in battle, he must take his own life to spare himse1f the shame of capture.
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.Kill him, all of them, now!^ Kill him, all of them, now!
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^ Two years later, all 47 samurai invaded the lord's castle and killed him.

^ In a conversation with Katsumoto, Captain Algren realized, to his horror, that he had killed the husband of the lady who was now caring for him.
  • Culturewatch - The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.damaris.org [Source type: Original source]


.Nathan Algren: You want me to kill Jappos?^ "If you want to pay me to kill Jappos, I'll kill Jappos.
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^ Algren : You want me to kill Jappos, I'll kill Jappos.

^ ALGREN If you do this, they will kill you.
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.I'll kill Jappos.^ Pay me to kill the enemies of Jappos, and I'll kill the enemies of Jappos."
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ I'll kill Jappos.
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^ Nathan Algren : You want me to kill the enemies of Jappos, I'll kill the enemies of Jappos...
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.Colonel Bagley: I'm not asking you to kill anybody.^ Colonel Bagley : I'm not asking you to kill anybody.
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^ GRAHAM Colonel Bagley requires you.
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^ Colonel Bagley : Just tell me one thing, what is it about your own people you hate so much?

.Nathan Algren: You want me to kill the enemies of Jappos, I'll kill the enemies of Jappos...^ ALGREN If I am your enemy, why have you not killed me?
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^ "If you want to pay me to kill Jappos, I'll kill Jappos.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ Pay me to kill the enemies of Jappos, and I'll kill the enemies of Jappos."
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.Rebs, Sioux, Cheyenne...^ Rebs, Sioux, Cheyenne...
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^ Rebs, or Sioux, or Cheyenne...

.For 500 bucks a month, I'll kill whoever you want.^ "If you want to pay me to kill Jappos, I'll kill Jappos.
  • The Last Samurai Japanese Teaser [Archive] - Page 3 - The ComingSoon.net Boards 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ Algren : You want me to kill Jappos, I'll kill Jappos.

^ For 500 bucks a month I'll kill whoever you want.

.But keep one thing in mind: I'd happily kill you for free.^ But keep one thing in mind: I'd happily kill you for free.

^ Glue is a free service that helps you find your next favorite thing.
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^ A perfect blossom is a rare thing...You could spend your life looking for one, And it would not be a wasted life.
  • Film Review: The Last Samurai: ThingsAsian 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.thingsasian.com [Source type: General]


.Nathan Algren: Sergeant Gant, did you hear my order?^ Algren : Sergeant Gant, did you hear my order?

^ Nathan Algren : Sergeant Gant, did you hear my order?
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^ Nathan Algren : What do you want?
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.Zebulon Gant: I did indeed, sir.^ Gant: I did indeed, sir.
  • Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "The Last Samurai" 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.mutantreviewers.com [Source type: General]

^ Zebulon Gant : I did indeed, sir.
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^ Zebulon Gant : When you understand the language, sir, everything falls into place.
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.Nathan Algren: Good, then you will obey it.^ BAGLEY Nathan, good to see you.
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^ Nathan Algren : What do you want?
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^ Nathan Algren : Good, then you will obey it.
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Now!
.Zebulon Gant: No disrespect intended, sir, but shove it up your ass.^ Zebulon Gant : No disrespect intended, sir, but shove it up your ass.
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^ Gant: No disrespect intended, sir, but shove it up your ass.
  • Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "The Last Samurai" 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.mutantreviewers.com [Source type: General]

^ Zebulon Gant : I did indeed, sir.
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.The Silent Samurai: Algren-san!^ Algren : [ Algren's 'conversations' with the Silent Samurai ] I know why you don't talk.

^ Algren jokingly tells the silent samurai who trails him that he (the samurai) is angry because "they make you wear a dress" (just the traditional samurai garb).
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^ Ultimately, the Samurai saves Algren's life (and speaking for the first and only time, "Algren-san!"
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[rushes in front of Algren to protect him from being shot and takes the bullet]
.Nathan Algren: Bob!^ Algren to protect him from being shot and takes the bullet] Nathan Algren : Bob!
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.Emperor Meiji [about Katsumoto]: Tell me how he died.^ Emperor Meiji: Tell me how he died.
  • Culturewatch - The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.damaris.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Emperor Meiji [about Katsumoto] : Tell me how he died.
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^ Emperor Meiji : Tell me how he died.

.Nathan Algren: I will tell you how he lived.^ ALGREN I will tell you how he lived.
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^ Algren : I will tell you how he lived.

^ ALGREN How do you know?
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.Emperor Meiji: Ambassador Swanbeck, I have concluded that your treaty is NOT in the best interests of my people.^ AMBASSADOR SWANBECK Soon as your emperor signs on the dotted line.
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^ EMPEROR Ambassador Swanbeck I have concluded that your treaty is not in the best interests of my people.
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^ Emperor Meiji : Ambassador Swanbeck, I have concluded that your treaty is NOT in the best interests of my people.
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.Ambassador Swanbeck: Sir, if I may...^ AMBASSADOR SWANDECK Sir, if I may-- EMPEROR You may not.
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^ Ambassador Swanbeck : Sir, if I may...
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.Emperor Meiji: So sorry, but you may not.^ Emperor Meiji : So sorry, but you may not.
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.Zebulon Gant [to Japanese recruits]: Alright, you little bastards!^ Zebulon Gant [to Japanese recruits] : Alright, you little bastards!
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^ Gant [shouting at Japanese soldiers]: Right, you little bastards!
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^ Zebulon Gant : [ shouting loudly ] Right, you little bastards!

.You will stand up straight or I will personally shit kick every Far Eastern buttock that appear before my eyes!^ You will stand up straight or I will personally shit kick every Far Eastern buttock that appear before my eyes!
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^ You will stand up straight or I will personally s***-kick every far eastern buttock that appears before me eyes!
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^ You will stand up straight or I will personally shit kick every far eastern buttock that appear before me eyes!

.Nathan Algren: Well done, Sergeant!^ Nathan Algren : Well, maybe you can have one just like it someday.
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^ Captain Algren: Well done, sergeant.
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^ Nathan Algren sums this up well when he says.
  • Culturewatch - The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.damaris.org [Source type: Original source]

.Zebulon Gant: When you understand the language, sir, everything falls into place.^ Gant: When you understand the language, sir, everything falls into place.
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^ Zebulon Gant : When you understand the language, sir, everything falls into place.
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^ Zebulon Gant : I did indeed, sir.
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.Nobutada: Please forgive, too many mind.^ Nobutada : Please forgive, too many mind.
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.Nathan Algren: Too many mind?^ Nathan Algren : Too many mind?
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^ Nathan Algren represents one of many such experts recruited by Emperor Meiji's Military Minister Omura.
  • Film Review: The Last Samurai: ThingsAsian 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.thingsasian.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m thinking especially of the point at which a bystander watching Algren lose at sword practice tells him he has “too many minds”.
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Nobutada: Hai. .Mind the sword, mind the people watch, mind the enemy, too many mind...^ Mind the sword, mind the people watch, mind the enemy, too many mind...
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^ YORITOMO (pointing as he explains) Mind sword, mind face, mind people watch, too many mind.
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^ GUNS/WEAPONS Pistols/Rifles/Arrows/Swords/Spears/Cannons/Gatling guns: Used to attack, wound and kill many people.
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[pause] No mind.

.Little Boy: I would be afraid to die in battle.^ HIGEN (subtitles) I would be afraid to die in battle.
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^ Little Boy : I would be afraid to die in battle.
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^ Algren : So would I. Little Boy : But you have been in many battles.
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Algren: So would I.
.Little Boy: But you have been in many battles.^ HIGEN (subtitles) But you have been in many battles.
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^ And thankfully there’s very little between the dialogue driven moments and the battle sequences, meaning you can put your remote down for the duration.
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^ Little Boy : I would be afraid to die in battle.
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.Algren: I have been in many battles, and I have always been afraid.^ ALGREN (subtitles) And I was always afraid.
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^ Algren : I have been in many battles, and I have always been afraid.
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^ He is impressed at the many battle wounds on Algren's body; the old bullet wounds and scars.
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Katsumoto and Algren

.Nathan Algren: What do you want?^ Nathan Algren : You want me to kill Jappos?
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^ Nathan Algren : You want me to kill the enemies of Jappos, I'll kill the enemies of Jappos...
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^ Nathan Algren : What do you want?
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.Katsumoto: To know my enemy.^ To Know My Enemy (04:48) .
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^ Katsumoto : To know my enemy.
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^ KATSUMOTO To know m y enemy.
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.Nathan Algren: I've seen what you do to your enemies.^ Nathan Algren : You want me to kill the enemies of Jappos, I'll kill the enemies of Jappos...
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^ Algren : I've seen what you do to your enemies.

^ Nathan Algren : What do you want?
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.Katsumoto: Warriors in your country do not kill?^ Katsumoto : The warriors in your country do not kill?

^ Katsumoto : Warriors in your country do not kill?
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^ A massacre ensues and Algren is nearly killed, but his refusal to give up and obvious warrior spirit impresses Katsumoto enough that he spares the American's life.
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.Nathan Algren: They don't cut the heads off defeated, kneeling men.^ Algren steps forward and cuts off the head of attacker #3.
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^ They kneel and touch their heads to the dirt.
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^ I was honored to cut off his head.
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.Katsumoto: General Hasegawa asked me to help him end his life.^ Katsumoto : General Hasegawa asked me to help him end his life.
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^ I cannot help but ask why were you sent into my life.
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^ KATSUMOTO (subtitles) If I am no use, then I will happily end my life, EMPEROR (subtitles) No, Mori.
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.A samurai cannot stand the shame of defeat.^ A samurai cannot stand the shame of defeat.
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^ You see, even the mighty samurai cannot stand up to the howitzers !
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.I was honored to cut off his head.^ I was honored to cut off his head.
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^ Algren steps forward and cuts off the head of attacker #3.
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^ Is it just because he believes that there should be a class of people entitled to wear swords in public and cut off the heads of offending commoners at a whim?
  • DVD Verdict Review - The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]


.Katsumoto: And who was your general?^ Katsumoto : And who was your general?
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^ In the beginning of the film, Katsumoto acts as kaishaku (assistant) to his friend General Hasegawa (Togo Igawa), a samurai who has become an officer in the Imperial Army.
  • JTC A second look at The Last Samurai: klens 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC ejmas.com [Source type: Original source]

^ General Yoshitaka pulls out a small b1ade and hands it to Katsumoto, who holds it out firmly.
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.Nathan Algren: Don't you have a rebellion to lead?^ Nathan Algren : Don't you have a rebellion to lead?
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^ ALGREN You don't know what their weapons can do.
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^ Algren : Don't you have a rebellion to lead?

.Katsumoto: People in your country do not like conversation?^ Katsumoto : The warriors in your country do not kill?

^ Katsumoto : People in your country do not like conversation?

^ Like Katsumoto, his role as a servant was to the people (Matthew 20:28, “…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”).
  • Hollywood Jesus Newsletter #63 - Jesus in the Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.Nathan Algren: He was a lieutenant colonel.^ Nathan Algren : He was a lieutenant colonel .
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^ Algren : He was a lieutenant colonel.

^ (Historical note: Algren says Custer was actually only a Lieutenant Colonel.
  • The Last Samurai …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

His name was Custer.
.Katsumoto: I know this name.^ Katsumoto : I know this name.
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.He killed many warriors.^ He killed many warriors Algren : Oh, yes.

.Nathan Algren: Oh, yes.^ Nathan Algren : Oh, yes.
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^ He killed many warriors Algren : Oh, yes.

^ Nathan Algren : Yes.
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Many warriors.
.Katsumoto: So he was a good general.^ Katsumoto : So he was a good general.
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Nathan Algren: No. .He wasn't a good general.^ No, he wasn't a good general.

^ He wasn't a good general.
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He was arrogant and foolhardy. .And he got massacred because he took a single battalion against two thousand angry Indians.^ Katsumoto : Two thousand Indians?
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^ And he got massacred because he took a single battalion against two thousand angry Indians.
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.Katsumoto: Two thousand Indians?^ Katsumoto : Two thousand Indians?
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^ And he got massacred because he took a single battalion against two thousand angry Indians.
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.How many men for Custer?^ How many men for Custer?
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.Nathan Algren: Two hundred and eleven.^ Nathan Algren : Two hundred and eleven.
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^ Algren : Two hundred and eleven.

.Katsumoto: I like this General Custer.^ Katsumoto : I like this General Custer.

.Nathan Algren: He was a murderer who fell in love with his own legend.^ Nathan Algren : He was a murderer who fell in love with his own legend.
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^ Algren : He was a murderer who fell in love with his own legend.

^ PLOT: It's 1876 and Captain Nathan Algren (TOM CRUISE) is a disgruntled and alcoholic Civil War hero who's recently battled American Indians in the West.
  • SCREEN IT! PARENTAL REVIEW: THE LAST SAMURAI 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.screenit.com [Source type: General]

And his troopers died for it.
.Katsumoto: I think this is a very good death.^ Katsumoto : It was a good death.

^ Katsumoto : I think this is a very good death.
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^ AND killed the guy that shot him...a very honorable death and i think very fitting for his character.
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.Nathan Algren: Well, maybe you can have one just like it someday.^ Nathan Algren : Well, maybe you can have one just like it someday.
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^ Algren : Well, maybe you can have one just like it someday.

^ ALGREN Do you have a better one?
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.Katsumoto: You have nightmares?^ Katsumoto : You have nightmares?
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.Nathan Algren: Every soldier has nightmares.^ Nathan Algren : Life in every breath...
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^ Nathan Algren : Every soldier has nightmares.
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^ The movie focuses on a disgraced man, Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), who has nightmares about being ordered to kill innocent American Indians.
  • The Last Samurai Movie Download in HD 1080p/DVD/DivX/PDA Quality 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.moviepro.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Katsumoto: Only one who is ashamed of what he has done.^ Shin Koyamada as Nobutada , Katsumoto's only son who is lord of the village that the Samurai are encamped in and befriends captured Algren.
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^ Koyuki plays the woman known only as Taka, Katsumoto's sister-in-law who must house and feed the American prisoner Algren.
  • DVD Verdict Review - The Last Samurai 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm still getting over the fact that ALL the Samurai's, including Katsumoto and Nebutada died, and Tom was the only one left.
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.Nathan Algren: You have no idea what I've done.^ Nathan Algren : You have no idea what I've done.
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^ Algren his no idea what Yoritomo is saying.
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^ Nathan Algren : What do you want?
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.Katsumoto: You have seen many things.^ KATSUMOTO You have seen my province.
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^ I have seen so many movies, I guess you could call me movie-jaded.
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^ KATSUMOTO Algren-san...Have you seen what happens to the villages that stand In the way of the railroad?
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Nathan Algren: I have.
.Katsumoto: Yet you do not fear death, but sometimes you wish for it.^ Katsumoto : If The Emperor wishes my death, he has but to ask.

^ Katsumoto tells him, You are not afraid of death; in fact, you welcome it), they share some crucial similarities.
  • JTC A second look at The Last Samurai: klens 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC ejmas.com [Source type: Original source]

Is this not so?
.Nathan Algren: Yes.^ Nathan Algren : Yes.
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^ Nathan Algren : Oh, yes.
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Katsumoto: I also. .It happens to men who have seen what we have seen.^ It happens to men who have seen what we have seen.
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But then I come to this place of my ancestors, and I remember. .Like these blossoms, we are all dying.^ Like these blossoms, we are all dying.
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^ All of these movies show that sword fighting, like the gun battles in westerns, makes for good cinematic action.
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^ KA TSUMOTO Like those trees, we are all dying.
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.To know life in every breath, every cup of tea, every life we take.^ Every cup of tea.
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^ We live life in every breath.
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^ KATSUMOTO Life in every breath.
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The way of the warrior....
.Nathan Algren: Life in every breath...^ We live life in every breath.
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^ KATSUMOTO Life in every breath.
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Katsumoto: That is Bushido.

.Nathan Algren: Who sent those men to kill you?^ Nathan Algren : You want me to kill Jappos?
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^ Nathan Algren : Who sent those men to kill you?
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^ Nathan Algren : You want me to kill the enemies of Jappos, I'll kill the enemies of Jappos...
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Was it the Emperor? Omura?
.Katsumoto: If the Emperor wishes my death, he has but to ask.^ KATSUMOTO The Emperor has requested my presence.
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^ Katsumoto : If the Emperor wishes my death, he has but to ask.
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^ Katsumoto : Yet you do not fear death, but sometimes you wish for it.
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.Nathan Algren: So it was Omura.^ Nathan Algren 2 Katsumoto 3 Omura 4 Others 5 Dialogue 6 Katsumoto and Algren 7 Cast 8 External links .
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^ Nathan Algren : So it was Omura.
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.Katsumoto: You believe a man can change his destiny?^ KATSUMOTO You believe a man can change his destiny?
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^ To: blam Kennewick Man is believed to be 'primarly' Ainu--you should have written "Ainu like".
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^ To: Destro "Kennewick Man is believed to be 'primarly' Ainu--you should have written "Ainu like"."
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.Nathan Algren: I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.^ Nathan Algren : I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.
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^ He can only do what he can, until his destiny is revealed.
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^ But I think a man cannot know his destiny.
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Katsumoto: What happened to the warriors at Thermopylae?
.Nathan Algren [smiling]: Dead to the last man.^ Nathan Algren [smiling] : Dead to the last man.
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^ ALGREN (a grim smile) Dead to the last man.
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^ Tom Cruise is Nathan Algren, a boozed-out, PTSD veteran of both the Civil War and CusterÂ’s Last Stand.
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.Katsumoto: The Emperor could not hear my words.^ Katsumoto : The Emperor could not hear my words.
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^ KATSUMOTO The Emperor has requested my presence.
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^ KATSUMOTO (subtitles) If I am no use, then I will happily end my life, EMPEROR (subtitles) No, Mori.
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His army will come. .For nine hundred years, my ancestors have protected our people.^ KATSUMOTO (subtitled) This chamber was protected by m y sword for four hundred years-- OMURA (interrupting, subtitled) We need no protection...
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^ KA TSUMOTO The Emperor gave this blade to my ancestors 400 years ago.
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^ It is more than a hundred years old, and our family crest is engraved on its grip.
  • THE LAST SAMURAI Exclusive report with actor Hir, a General fanfic - FictionPress.com 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fictionpress.com [Source type: Original source]
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Now... I have failed them.
.Nathan Algren: So you will take your own life?^ Nathan Algren : So you will take your own life?
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^ Nathan Algren : I've seen what you do to your enemies.
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^ ALGREN Did you love her husband as your own son?
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In shame? .Shame for a life of service?^ Shame for a life of service?
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Discipline? Compassion?
.Katsumoto: The way of the Samurai is not necessary anymore.^ Katsumoto : The way of the Samurai is not necessary anymore.
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^ During the army's first battle he is captured by the samurai Katsumoto and taken to the village of Katsumoto's son, where he soon becomes intrigued with the way of the samurai and decides to join them in their cause.
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^ WITH THE CHARGE Fifteen or twenty of the samurai -- including Algren and Katsumoto-- somehow manage to fight their way through the lines.
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.Nathan Algren: Necessary?^ Nathan Algren : Necessary?
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What could be more necessary?
.Katsumoto: I will die by the sword.^ Better he just die in the field by his wounds and the Fat English guy hands the emperor Katsumoto's sword with a note than the way it ended.
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.My own, or my enemy's.^ My own, or my enemy's."
  • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: The Last Samurai [DVD] [2003] 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Nathan Algren: Then let it be your enemy's.^ ALGREN Was General Yoshitaka your enemy?
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^ ALGREN If I am your enemy, why have you not killed me?
  • Last Samurai, The Script at IMSDb. 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Summary: Fantastic continuation, with admirable acting!The whole movie ends with Nathan Algren going to the "enemies" side; the Samurais side.
  • The Last Samurai Movie Download in HD 1080p/DVD/DivX/PDA Quality 25 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.moviepro.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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