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« on: May 12, 2003, 11:13:16 AM »
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"The Last Samurai" tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (Cruise), an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly affected by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2003, 11:29:54 AM »
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thats a fucking awesome poster -- i am pumped for this...
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2003, 12:11:46 PM »
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pants are getting creamed!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2003, 12:40:25 PM »
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i too am pumped.

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2003, 12:42:36 PM »
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Who's directing?
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2003, 12:46:55 PM »
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Quote from: SoNowThen
Who's directing?


Ed Zwick (Glory, Courage Under Fire, Legends Of The Fall, The Siege)
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2003, 01:11:20 PM »
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You can watch the teaser here:

http://www.joblo.com/movietrailers2L.htm

....not that cool though  :(

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2003, 08:20:13 PM »
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yeah, TC is looking kind of awkward in that role.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2003, 10:21:49 AM »
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I'm excited for this movie too, but that poster is pitiful. Its a poster trying to seem raw like Seven Samuari but comes across as dorky with the computerish look. A few months ago, I saw a novel called The Last Samurai and picked it up thinking it may be for this movie. I found out it isn't at all. I still plan to read it this summer.

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2003, 01:57:42 PM »
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Quote from: dufresne
yeah, TC is looking kind of awkward in that role.


TC is looking pretty awkward in all of his roles lateley to me.

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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2003, 03:38:57 PM »
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I don't know how you guys feel, but I find Cruise to be quite likeable on screen. Even when he's being an asshole.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2003, 01:31:36 AM »
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I thought it was called Crouching Mission, Hidden Impossible.

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2003, 01:43:10 AM »
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I like Tom Cruise a whole lot most of the time, but I'm not a big fan of Ed Zwick. The trailer was okay....but coming right after the Kill Bill trailer, its samurai sword action seemed a bit quaint.

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2003, 01:54:00 AM »
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When I read the story outline, it sounded like "Dances With Wolves" to me.

Anyway, trailer here.
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2003, 01:23:51 PM »
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Saw the trailer before Matrix and it wasn't very good. I am still extremely excited for this movie because of the word of mouth on it.

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