The last samurai - us reaction compiled by: jack foley having recently been named the second best movie of the year by topped the us national board of review , who also named director, edward zwick, as best director, the last samurai, tom cruise's latest epic, opened to almost universal acclaim at the us box office on december 5. The famous samurai, who despite making up only 10% of the japanese population, and who wielded a tremendous amount of power, lost their right to be the nation's only armed force, and eventually, even their right to wear a sword in public. Reaction paper: the last samurai by meshzap i saw the movie the last samurai for the second time with my professor and classmates i must admit i didn't quite understand the film the first time, but because of our japan history lessons, i saw the movie in a new light. Set in japan during the 1870s, the last samurai tells the story of capt nathan algren (tom cruise), a respected american military officer hired by the emperor of japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. Watch shanes emotional reaction to the end of the last samurai heavy spoilers vote in our polls and see certain blind wave videos early .
The story of the last samurai is fictional however, the writers based it on certain unconnected historical figures or events for instance, there was a samurai rebellion in the late 1800s. Suico, dominic f sosc 6 tth 4:30-6:00pm 07-14-16 the last samurai movie reaction paper the movie, the last samurai, was indeed a very good movie that depicts the culture of. The last samurai movie is a great movie a combination of japanese and american cast captain algren is an alcoholic and experiencing flashbacks of a cruel massacre of women and children by himself under the direction of his commanding officer, colonel bagley (tony goldwyn. After sitting in a darkened theater watching the saga of the fictional samurai leader katsumoto unfold on screen, associate professor of japanese history mark ravina sips coffee at a nearby café and carefully considers his reaction to the cinematic version of the last samurai.
The story of jules brunet, who inspired the character of nathan algren, played by tom cruise in the 2003 movie the last samurai the french officer jules brunet played an active role during the boshin war, leading the rebellion against the imperial nippon, in 1868-69. This film, about an ex-civil war american soldier who takes up arms to fight with the last of the samurai, played to mixed reviews in the us but enjoyed a wildly popular reception in japan.
The movie the last samurai directed by edward zwick is about an american war captain named nathan algren who is hired to train, lead and modernize a group of japanese soldiers to defeat a rebellion of the country's remaining samurai in 1876. The last samurai an essay the plot of the film in 1876, captain nathan algren (tom cruise) is traumatized by his massacre of native americans in the indian wars and published this no reads. The last samurai the last samuri movie review the last samurai, directed by edward zwick, starring actor tom cruise is based on the japanese history during the end of the 18th century and the start of the 19th.
The last samurai is, in a few ways, an instruction manual initial critical reaction was mixed, with the negative reviews bending toward the anti-intellectual there was a sense that she was. Reaction of the last samurai and reaction of dekada sitenta essay sample 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 experience fighting in the civil war and the indian wars. Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 introduction to the last samurai edward zwick, the director of legend of the fall, co-produced this 2003 war and drama film, based on a true story depicting honor and courage battling against corruption and greed. The last samurai, by edward zwick - human nature compels individuals to form personal paradigms and aspire to follow them however, when personal paradigms conflict with social paradigms feelings of apathy and grievance will arise. The last samurai grossed a total of $456 million at the box office and was well received upon its release, receiving praise for the acting, writing, directing, score, visuals, costumes and messages.
'the last samurai' at least had japanese actors playing japanese roles, so japanese people thought it was cool with little criticism though i have heard people say that ken watanabe is too 'americanised,' i'm not sure if this was a current criticism. The last samurai-scene 11 - 17 the scene started off with a man by the name of capt nathan algren (tom cruise) laying on a floor wearing dirty garments and yelling out the name of a man that he had just killed before his capture. If it is clear that katsumoto is dead, and that algren is a samurai, that makes algren the last samurai 6917641195 19:57, 18 june 2006 (utc) and also to add, thinking that this element of the movie is racist is blatant disregard for the movie's meaning. The last samurai is an idyll in which the savageries of existence are transcended by spiritual devotion that's a beautiful dream, and it gives the film a deep pleasingness, but the fullness of.
The last samurai has greatness in it, but sidesteps the ending that would have given it real impact if there's going to be an alternative ending on the dvd, i know what it would have to show -- and so, i suspect, does edward zwick. The last samurai a video presentation of these notes is available here welcome to my page of thoughts and ideas on the last samurai, directed by edward zwick, written by john logan, and starring tom cruise and ken watanabe.
The last samurai is an example of modern-day orientalism presented by the underlying prejudiced american view of japan through white supremacy and japan's movement towards modernization and loss of a cultural identity. The samurai are carry oning an armed rebellion against the modernisation run and it is for the intent of stamp downing this rebellion that algren is called to japan the newly-formed nipponese army is a poorly-trained and equipped conscripted ground forces of provincials wholly missing in combat experience.