History Film / Kagemusha

13th Mar '16 12:45:58 AM Ghidorah1972
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13th Mar '16 12:35:35 AM Ghidorah1972
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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].

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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].barricade, where Katsuyori's troops end up getting massacred in the space of ten minutes' screentime]].
13th Mar '16 12:33:24 AM Ghidorah1972
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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[ [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].

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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[ [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].
13th Mar '16 12:32:26 AM Ghidorah1972
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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[ [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].
19th Jan '16 10:05:29 PM aye_amber
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: At the beginning of the film Shingen defends his [[OffscreenVillainy historical villainous acts]] as a mean to a good goal, the country needs a powerful ruler and the unification of Japan would stop the bloodsheds.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: At the beginning of the film film, Shingen defends his [[OffscreenVillainy historical villainous acts]] as a mean to a good goal, the country needs a powerful ruler and the unification of Japan would stop the bloodsheds.
4th Sep '15 4:43:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* TruthInTelevision: The presence of Catholic Christians in Nobunaga's domains. Nobunaga, being a patron of Western culture and food, was very lenient in giving them living space and setting up churches, [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade in contrast to his reputation as a ruthless warlord]]. [[HistoryMarchesOn Considering the xenophobic tendencies of Japanese at the time]], though, it may have actually contributed to that reputation.

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* TruthInTelevision: The presence of Catholic Christians in Nobunaga's domains. Nobunaga, being a patron of Western culture and food, was very lenient in giving them living space and setting up churches, [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade in contrast to his reputation as a ruthless warlord]]. [[HistoryMarchesOn [[DeliberateValuesDissonance Considering the xenophobic tendencies of Japanese at the time]], though, it may have actually contributed to that reputation.
21st Sep '14 8:30:58 AM Sagetsu
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* LossOfIdentity: Implied to be the tragedy of the ''kagemusha'' (as discussed by Nobukado above in AlwaysSomeoneBetter): in performing the role of Shingen so well and internalizing what he represents to the Takeda, [[spoiler: his dismissal after his status as a fake was discovered left him without anything to cling on too]]. Watching the Takeda get slaughtered at Nagashino [[spoiler: pretty much made him snap, pick up a spear and futilely charge at the Oda camp's gunners, [[MoreDakka where he was riddled with bullets]]. His last scene of trying to save the now-tattered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C5%ABrinkazan banner of Shingen]] from floating to the river (before succumbing and floating downstream himself) is truly TearJerker stuff]].
17th Mar '14 12:03:13 AM Korodzik
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* ReplacementScrappy: How Shingen's warlords viewed Katsuyori in his overblown belief that he is a better leader than Shingen himself. [[CurbStompBattle All of these turned out well-founded in the disastrous Battle of Nagashino]]. [[invoked]]
** RealitySubtext: Subverted, in a sense, on what happened on set. Originally, the role of Shingen and the ''kagemusha'' was to be played by Shintaro Katsu, a boiseterous comedic actor who has already portrayed badass, gruff and tragic characters (like the assassin Okada Izo in ''Tenchu!'' and ''{{Zatoichi}}''). However, Katsu managed to [[EpicFail anger Kurosawa at first day of shooting]] and thus left the production. Tatsuya Nakadai was thus taken in to replace him. Critics would later on say Nakadai's interpretation of the role (both of the ''kagemusha'' and the late Shingen) lent it a somber, grave mien that worked better than if Kurosawa continued with Katsu.
6th Mar '14 12:37:39 PM m8e
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''Kagemusha'' (影武者) is a 1980 film by Creator/AkiraKurosawa and IshiroHonda. The title (literally "Shadow Warrior" in Japanese) is a term used for an impersonator. It is set in the [[JidaiGeki Sengoku period of Japanese history]] and tells the story of a lower-class criminal who is taught to impersonate a dying warlord in order to dissuade opposing lords from attacking the newly vulnerable clan. The warlord whom the ''kagemusha'' impersonates is based on ''daimyo'' Takeda Shingen, and the film ends with the climactic 1575 Battle of Nagashino.

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''Kagemusha'' (影武者) is a 1980 film by Creator/AkiraKurosawa and IshiroHonda.Creator/IshiroHonda. The title (literally "Shadow Warrior" in Japanese) is a term used for an impersonator. It is set in the [[JidaiGeki Sengoku period of Japanese history]] and tells the story of a lower-class criminal who is taught to impersonate a dying warlord in order to dissuade opposing lords from attacking the newly vulnerable clan. The warlord whom the ''kagemusha'' impersonates is based on ''daimyo'' Takeda Shingen, and the film ends with the climactic 1575 Battle of Nagashino.
26th Dec '13 6:59:20 AM Prfnoff
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Portraying both Takeda Shingen and the ''kagemusha'' is Tatsuya Nakadai, prized theater actor who has been working with Kurosawa as early as ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''. Tsutomu Yamazaki, another well-known character actor, potrays Takeda Nobukado, Shingen's brother and a former ''kagemusha'' of Shingen himself. Daisuke Ryu plays the younger and more ambitious OdaNobunaga.

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Portraying both Takeda Shingen UsefulNotes/TakedaShingen and the ''kagemusha'' is Tatsuya Nakadai, prized theater actor who has been working with Kurosawa as early as ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''. Tsutomu Yamazaki, another well-known character actor, potrays Takeda Nobukado, Shingen's brother and a former ''kagemusha'' of Shingen himself. Daisuke Ryu plays the younger and more ambitious OdaNobunaga.
UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.



** The Criterion Collection's restored DVD edition reinserts a scene cut out from the original release, showing another daimyo/warlord in Buddhist outfit visibly distraught and praying for his soul, most likely UesugiKenshin. ([[FriendlyRivalry Shingen and Kenshin's amicable rivalry]] is [[TruthInTelevision well-documented in Japanese history]].)

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** The Criterion Collection's restored DVD edition reinserts a scene cut out from the original release, showing another daimyo/warlord in Buddhist outfit visibly distraught and praying for his soul, most likely UesugiKenshin.UsefulNotes/UesugiKenshin. ([[FriendlyRivalry Shingen and Kenshin's amicable rivalry]] is [[TruthInTelevision well-documented in Japanese history]].)



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: TakedaShingen, OdaNobunaga and TokugawaIeyasu among others.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: TakedaShingen, OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/TakedaShingen, UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga and TokugawaIeyasu UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu among others.
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