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"The Last Samurai"

I have never reviewed a movie on this blog, and I don't intend to start now. There are plenty of movie reviewers out there, amateur and professional alike, and unless I can provide a unique perspective, I don't see the point.

Having said that, I do want to take this opportunity to urge everyone to see The Last Samurai.

This is one of only two movies that have ever brought tears to my eyes through their sheer overpowering beauty. As for the other, Lawrence of Arabia, I think the director of The Last Samurai, Edward Zwick, has staked his claim as the modern-day Sir David Lean. It is difficult to think of higher praise to give to a filmmaker.

Don't wait for the DVD; The Last Samurai deserves to be seen in a theater, and a good one.


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I wholeheartedly agree with you on this one. We just saw it last night, and although it's still difficult for us to watch movies in Spanish (no English cinemas here) the beauty of the film shone through. Definitely a DVD buy when it comes out, and maybe worth another trip to a theater!

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