The Last Samurai

is one of my favorite movies.
It stars Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, Koyuki, and Hiroyuki Sanada from the sci-fi television show Helix.
Tony Goldwyn of the hit television show Scandal co-stars. They are all great in this.

It is a beautiful movie directed by Edward Zwick, one of the creators of my favorite television drama, Thirtysomething.

I am not a fan of war movies but this one is exceptional.

I love the Japanese and their culture.
While in Tokyo at a museum I saw a Samurai kimono that I had a deja-vu about confirming my belief, or shall I say hope, that I was Japanese in a past life. To think I may have been a Samurai is even more exciting. A woman can dream. Can’t she?

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2 thoughts on “The Last Samurai”

  1. Hey Allison,

    Sorry I haven’t posted any comments for awhile. While I like movies, I’m not really current in watching newly released films. I’m usually about six months to a year behind seeing new films, so I don’t really have anythng to add about those movies and the current award season as well.

    As for The Last Samurai, I haven’t seen that film as well (although I own the DVD and it’s sitting on the shelf). After reading your review I’m going to finally pop that film in and give it a watch. I’m also not a fan of war films but after you mentioned Edward Zwick, I was reminded of Glory, another film he directed which is a great war film. The performances by Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Andre Braugher are standouts in this movie. Washington probably easily deserved his Best Supporting Actor win.

    I’m hoping to hear more about older films you like as I’ll be able to comment more on those films. But I’ll still read your blog about all the films you discuss. As for the upcoming Oscars, I’ll watch that just to see how Chris Rock handles the opening monologue.

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Oscars.

    Luis

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