The Last Samurai

Lola 2022-04-22 07:01:02

The film's story takes place between 1876 and 1877, during the riots of Japan's declining samurai class. The samurai used to be a privileged class in Japan's feudal history. At the end of the Edo period, the samurai class began to differentiate, and the life of the lower samurai deteriorated sharply. Many were unable to engage in agriculture and small business in private. The overwhelmed peasants continued to riot, and after the U.S. Navy Commodore Perry opened the door to Japan in 1853, it made people see the serious crisis of the Tokugawa shogunate.

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  • Gail 2022-03-25 09:01:05

    The scene where it came like a gust of wind and went like a mist was sneak attacked is too shocking>< (Looks like I've seen it on TV several times before and haven't watched Orz...)

  • Elenor 2021-10-20 19:00:14

    As a country moves forward, it has to abandon things that are out of date or hinder progress. What the director wants to express is definitely not to chant the noble beauty of the samurai, but to show that it is cruel to abandon the spirit that has long been believed in. When guns and ammunition are better than ancient armor and swords, when standardized management overrides traditional training, Acknowledging this fact should be the destruction of the entire values ​​for the samurai.

The Last Samurai quotes

  • Algren: [narrating] They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seem such discipline. I am surprised to learn that the word Samurai means, 'to serve', and that Katsumoto believes his rebellion to be in the service of the Emperor.

  • Algren: [narrating] Winter, 1877. What does it mean to be Samurai? To devote yourself utterly to a set of moral principles. To seek a stillness of your mind. And to master the way of the sword.