History Film / TheLastSamurai

21st Aug '17 9:55:29 AM TheWanderer
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** Omura takes some elements from Omura Masujiro (the father of the modern Japanese Army) and quite a low from Okubo Toshimichi. (Japanese statesman, one of the leaders to overthrow the Shogunate and begin the Meiji Restoration, travelled around the world and adopted many foreign points of view, and for awhile the most powerful politician in Japan.)

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** Omura takes some elements from Omura Masujiro (the father of the modern Japanese Army) and quite a low lot from Okubo Toshimichi. (Japanese statesman, one of the leaders to overthrow the Shogunate and begin the Meiji Restoration, travelled around the world and adopted many foreign points of view, and for awhile the most powerful politician in Japan.)
11th Aug '17 9:39:36 PM Ohio9
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* RedShirtArmy: The Imperial army in the first confrontation with the Samurai.
1st Aug '17 5:14:47 PM TheWanderer
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** Omura stands in for Omura Masujiro, the father of the modern Japanese Army.

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** Omura stands in for takes some elements from Omura Masujiro, the Masujiro (the father of the modern Japanese Army.Army) and quite a low from Okubo Toshimichi. (Japanese statesman, one of the leaders to overthrow the Shogunate and begin the Meiji Restoration, travelled around the world and adopted many foreign points of view, and for awhile the most powerful politician in Japan.)
31st Jul '17 6:12:20 PM WaterBlap
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* McSamurai: Nathan studies the Japanese language and sword-fighting techniques and is even given his own katana and suit of armor.
31st Jul '17 10:55:13 AM thekeyofe
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-->'''Katsumoto:''' You have nightmares.
31st Jul '17 10:48:21 AM thekeyofe
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%%* FlorenceNightingaleEffect

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%%* FlorenceNightingaleEffect* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: A very subdued case. Taka, Katsumoto's sister and the widow of the samurai Algren had killed earlier in the movie, takes care of Algren, sewing up his wounds. Algren ends up falling for her, and also forms a bond with her two sons.
* FlashbackNightmare: Algren's [=PTSD=] gives him flashbacks to the times he was ordered to slaughter Native Americans. He tries to drown them out with alcohol, but when he is forced to [[GoingColdTurkey quit cold turkey]] he suffers severe nightmares combined with fever dreams caused by his wounds. Later in the film, Algren and Katsumoto discuss them.
-->'''Katsumoto:''' You have nightmares.
-->'''Nathan Algren:''' Every soldier has nightmares.
-->'''Katsumoto:''' Only one who is ashamed of what he has done.
31st Jul '17 10:25:54 AM thekeyofe
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-->-- '''General Moritsugu Katusmoto'''

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-->-- '''General Moritsugu Katusmoto'''
Katsumoto'''



* SamuraiPonytail: Katsumoto's son, Nobutada, sports one. When the Meiji government passes laws restricting the rights of the Samurai, he is subjected to a very undignified public haircut by the emperor's guards.

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* SamuraiPonytail: Most of the samurai in Katsumoto's son, Nobutada, sports one. force have them. When the Meiji government passes laws restricting the rights of the Samurai, he Katsumoto's son, Nobutada, is subjected to a very undignified public haircut by the emperor's guards.
12th Jul '17 3:38:51 PM LavonPapillon1
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* McSamurai: Nathan studies the Japanese language and sword-fighting techniques and is even given his own katana and suit of armor.



* {{My Greatest Second Chance}}: Algren experiences immense regret and guilt over his past experience with the tribal Native Americans, but the opportunity arises to redeem this regret when faced with a similar situation with the tribal Japanese.
* {{Ninja}}: A group of them are sent by Omura to kill Katsumoto and attack the village at night.


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* MyGreatestSecondChance: Algren experiences immense regret and guilt over his past experience with the tribal Native Americans, but the opportunity arises to redeem this regret when faced with a similar situation with the tribal Japanese.


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* {{Ninja}}: A group of them are sent by Omura to kill Katsumoto and attack the village at night.
20th Mar '17 2:47:22 AM cernex
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The film is loosely inspired by the actual historical events, but for their part they do not even attempt to claim BasedOnATrueStory. All the major characters besides the Emperor were fictionalized and the actual events depicted went quite differently. The period saw two conflicts: the Boshin War, a revolutionary war/coup which saw the toppling of the Tokugawa Shogunate and 'restoration' of the emperor - later known as the Meiji Emperor - as the head of the country (and as a puppet of the victorious rebels... [[PhyrricVictory until he implemented the same exact reforms the Shogunate tried to anyway]]). The second and smaller conflict was the Satsuma Rebellion, a rebellion chiefly of Samurai from Kagoshima Prefecture (the former Duchy of Satsuma) led by a man called Saigō Takamori a decade later. All the factions involved used firearms and were rushing to adopt more modern weaponry and tactics. Algren is based off French Army Captain Jules Brunet, who was dispatched by Emperor Napoleon III to train the troops of the Shogun shortly before the outbreak of the Boshin War. Plenty of ArtisticLicense was used in order to tell a compelling story but the movie is still a loving look at Japanese culture, one that does well in capturing the spirit of the Meiji era.

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The film is loosely inspired by the actual historical events, but for their part they do not even attempt to claim BasedOnATrueStory. All the major characters besides the Emperor were fictionalized and the actual events depicted went quite differently. The period saw two conflicts: the Boshin War, a revolutionary war/coup which saw the toppling of the Tokugawa Shogunate and 'restoration' of the emperor - later known as the Meiji Emperor - as the head of the country (and as a puppet of the victorious rebels... [[PhyrricVictory until he [[PyrrhicVictory implemented the same exact reforms the Shogunate tried to anyway]]). The second and smaller conflict was the Satsuma Rebellion, a rebellion chiefly of Samurai from Kagoshima Prefecture (the former Duchy of Satsuma) led by a man called Saigō Takamori a decade later. All the factions involved used firearms and were rushing to adopt more modern weaponry and tactics. Algren is based off French Army Captain Jules Brunet, who was dispatched by Emperor Napoleon III to train the troops of the Shogun shortly before the outbreak of the Boshin War. Plenty of ArtisticLicense was used in order to tell a compelling story but the movie is still a loving look at Japanese culture, one that does well in capturing the spirit of the Meiji era.
20th Mar '17 2:46:00 AM cernex
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The film is loosely inspired by the actual historical events, but for their part they do not even attempt to claim BasedOnATrueStory. All the major characters besides the Emperor were fictionalized and the actual events depicted went quite differently. The period saw two conflicts: the Boshin War, a revolutionary war/coup which saw the toppling of the Tokugawa Shogunate and 'restoration' of the emperor - later known as the Meiji Emperor - as the head of the country (and as a puppet of the victorious rebels). The second and smaller conflict was the Satsuma Rebellion, a rebellion chiefly of Samurai from Kagoshima Prefecture (the former Duchy of Satsuma) led by a man called Saigō Takamori a decade later. All the factions involved used firearms and were rushing to adopt more modern weaponry and tactics. Algren is based off French Army Captain Jules Brunet, who was dispatched by Emperor Napoleon III to train the troops of the Shogun shortly before the outbreak of the Boshin War. Plenty of ArtisticLicense was used in order to tell a compelling story but the movie is still a loving look at Japanese culture, one that does well in capturing the spirit of the Meiji era.

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The film is loosely inspired by the actual historical events, but for their part they do not even attempt to claim BasedOnATrueStory. All the major characters besides the Emperor were fictionalized and the actual events depicted went quite differently. The period saw two conflicts: the Boshin War, a revolutionary war/coup which saw the toppling of the Tokugawa Shogunate and 'restoration' of the emperor - later known as the Meiji Emperor - as the head of the country (and as a puppet of the victorious rebels).rebels... [[PhyrricVictory until he implemented the same exact reforms the Shogunate tried to anyway]]). The second and smaller conflict was the Satsuma Rebellion, a rebellion chiefly of Samurai from Kagoshima Prefecture (the former Duchy of Satsuma) led by a man called Saigō Takamori a decade later. All the factions involved used firearms and were rushing to adopt more modern weaponry and tactics. Algren is based off French Army Captain Jules Brunet, who was dispatched by Emperor Napoleon III to train the troops of the Shogun shortly before the outbreak of the Boshin War. Plenty of ArtisticLicense was used in order to tell a compelling story but the movie is still a loving look at Japanese culture, one that does well in capturing the spirit of the Meiji era.
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