History Film / GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai

30th Nov '17 8:06:10 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Foreshadowing: As pointed out in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5uobUvHkeQ&feature=youtu.be this video]], all the old cartoons the characters watch directly match up with a part of the film. (Spoilers, obviously).
6th Nov '17 2:49:30 PM SeptimusHeap
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* CulturedBadass: Lets see: Ghost Dog is deeply knowledgeable about and dedicated to the code of Bushido, has a love of everything from classic literature to social rights philosophy to [[SpeculativeFiction fantasy]], he has warrior symbols from multiple cultures in his shack, and raises and trains pigeons.

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Lets see: Ghost Dog is deeply knowledgeable about and dedicated to the code of Bushido, has a love of everything from classic literature to social rights philosophy to [[SpeculativeFiction fantasy]], he has warrior symbols from multiple cultures in his shack, and raises and trains pigeons.



* {{Epigraph}}: ''The Hagakure'' is recited by the title character and, in the final scene, by Pearline.

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''The Hagakure'' is recited by the title character and, in the final scene, by Pearline.
20th Oct '17 7:39:08 AM Basara-kun
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* WesternSamurai: The titular Ghost Dog is an African American slumming it in the streets of Harlem who follows the Bushido code, granting his servitude to mobster Louie for saving his life as the code dictates.
31st Jul '17 6:03:35 PM WaterBlap
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The story follows a hitman who calls himself Ghost Dog in the employ of the mafia. Ghost Dog has a ForeignCultureFetish for Japan in general and the samurai in particular, and strictly [[McSamurai adheres to a samurai code]] derived from ''Literature/TheHagakure'' (a collection of quotations and musings from a famous samurai), and snippets from the book pop up during the movie.

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The story follows a hitman who calls himself Ghost Dog in the employ of the mafia. Ghost Dog has a ForeignCultureFetish for Japan in general and the samurai in particular, and strictly [[McSamurai adheres to a samurai code]] code derived from ''Literature/TheHagakure'' (a collection of quotations and musings from a famous samurai), and snippets from the book pop up during the movie.
31st Jul '17 6:02:54 PM WaterBlap
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* McSamurai: Ghost Dog is black and American, yet adheres to the philosophy of the samurai and possesses a katana.
12th Jul '17 3:35:36 PM LavonPapillon1
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The story follows a hitman who calls himself Ghost Dog in the employ of the mafia. Ghost Dog has a ForeignCultureFetish for Japan in general and the samurai in particular, and strictly adheres to a samurai code derived from ''Literature/TheHagakure'' (a collection of quotations and musings from a famous samurai), and snippets from the book pop up during the movie.

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The story follows a hitman who calls himself Ghost Dog in the employ of the mafia. Ghost Dog has a ForeignCultureFetish for Japan in general and the samurai in particular, and strictly [[McSamurai adheres to a samurai code code]] derived from ''Literature/TheHagakure'' (a collection of quotations and musings from a famous samurai), and snippets from the book pop up during the movie.


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* McSamurai: Ghost Dog is black and American, yet adheres to the philosophy of the samurai and possesses a katana.
4th Jun '17 3:22:33 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Averted on meta level. It's a big no-no in film industry to point a gun other than a completely harmless prop on someone, especially toward head[[note]]Even when loaded with blanks, a gun can cause fatal injuries when fired up very close[[/note]]. When Ghost Dog and Louie meet together, Ghost Dog has a gun pointed at Louie head for the entire time. The gun was a prop, while it's a perspective trick - the barrel wasn't really pressed to John Tormey's head. Since the entire scene is TheOner, when Ghost Dog has to [[spoiler: shoot Marini]], instead of using his own gun (an useless prop), he instead [[spoiler: pulls Louie's piece]], as there was just no other way around to shot a scene requiring to fire few blanks and make it safe.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Averted on meta level. It's a big no-no in film industry to point a gun other than a completely harmless prop on someone, especially toward head[[note]]Even when loaded with blanks, a gun can cause fatal injuries when fired up very close[[/note]]. When Ghost Dog and Louie meet together, Ghost Dog has a gun pointed at Louie Louie's head for the entire time. The gun was a prop, while it's a perspective trick - the barrel wasn't really pressed to John Tormey's head. Since the entire scene is TheOner, when Ghost Dog has to [[spoiler: shoot Marini]], instead of using his own gun (an useless prop), he instead [[spoiler: pulls Louie's piece]], as there was just no other way around to shot a scene requiring to fire few blanks and make it safe.
4th Jun '17 3:14:58 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* TheOner: The meeting between Louie and Ghost Dog is shot in full sequence. Not only it involved writting it in a way to guarantee both safety of John Tormey and finding a way to still fire a gun, but required from Whitaker to hold his outstretched arm holding a gun it it for two minutes, while keeping a stoic face.

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* TheOner: The meeting between Louie and Ghost Dog is shot in full sequence. Not only it involved writting it in a way to guarantee both safety of John Tormey and finding a way to still fire a gun, but required from Whitaker to hold his outstretched arm holding a gun it in it for two minutes, while keeping a stoic face.face and not making a single twitch.
4th Jun '17 3:11:27 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Averted on meta level. It's a big no-no in film industry to point a gun other than a completely harmless prop on someone, especially toward head[[note]]Even when loaded with blanks, a gun can cause fatal injuries when fired up very close[[/note]]. When Ghost Dog and Louie meet together, Ghost Dog has a gun pointed at Louie head for the entire time. The gun was a prop, while it's a perspective trick - the barrel wasn't really pressed to John Tormey's head. Since the entire scene is TheOner, when Ghost Dog has to [[spoiler: shoot Marini]], instead of using his own gun (an useless prop), he instead [[spoiler: pulls Louie's piece]], as there was just no other way around to shot a scene requiring to fire few blanks and make it safe.


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* TheOner: The meeting between Louie and Ghost Dog is shot in full sequence. Not only it involved writting it in a way to guarantee both safety of John Tormey and finding a way to still fire a gun, but required from Whitaker to hold his outstretched arm holding a gun it it for two minutes, while keeping a stoic face.
9th May '17 5:44:11 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: Ghost Dog takes three bullets in the chest, two of them right in the heart area. He has enough strength to make few steps and talk for a short while with Louie]].
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