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Last Samurai - words first
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Last Samurai
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kumimonster From: kumimonster Date: December 9th, 2003 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
go check out that angryasianman .com linky i posted

From: wrayb Date: December 9th, 2003 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)

love the action figure

that review from paolo that is quoted isn't quite accurate, but i can understand the angst and why he spewing and skewing. kinda an affirmation plot action demand... as for the love subplot between cruise and the widow, except for a hollywood style kiss it wasn't too objectional to me. there is some basis for such things. sheeit. i was fearful that they were going to have a full sexy love scene that just would've been totally impossible and unrealistic.

guess i usually expect the worst from hollywood so i'm easily appeased.

I suddenly recall an African film I saw years ago. Made in Africa, by Africans, for Africans. It was a political and social satire. Some other time I'll try to remember the name/director/etc. One feature of the film, made and set in the late 60s/early 70s, was several regime changes. Each time when the newly self selected crew took charge it was the same 3 white guys (French I think) who would come in and give them a valise full of cash and "advise" them on the business of government. sad, but hilarious. a friend and i who felt like colonialists in New Orleans joked that we wanted to grow up to be those 3 guys. grotesquely I later observed the back lashes against such capitalistic imperialism and feared that co-workers and friends might get Idi Amined. Everyone made it back alive. phew.

god what a world.
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