Some quotes from 'The Last Samurai'




 
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January 4th, 2004  
Acerbus
 

Topic: Some quotes from 'The Last Samurai'


These are from 'The Last Samurai,' a new movie that recently came out with Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe loosely about the fall of the samurai during Meiji Japan. All the historical discrepencies aside, I loved every bit of the movie, my experience was much enhanced by all my knowledge acquired over the years regarding the samurai culture and by my plain simple respect to anyone who can be dedicated like that, regardless of the cause.

Anywho, here's a few lines I particularly liked from it.

Quote:
KATSUMOTO: And you do not fear death. But sometimes you wish for it. Is this not so?
ALGREN: Yes.
KATSUMOTO: I, also. It happens to men who have seen what we have seen. And then I come to this place of my ancestors. And I remember...like these blossoms, we are all dying. To know life in every breath. Every cup of tea. Every life we take. The way of the warrior.
ALGREN: Life in every breath.
KATSUMOTO: That is Bushido.
-from 'The Last Samurai'
Quote:
KATSUMOTO: You believe a man can change his destiny?
ALGREN: I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.
-'The Last Samurai'
Quote:
'I belong to the warrior in whom the old ways have joined the new.'
-Inscription on Algren's sword in 'The Last Samurai'
January 4th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
I haven't seen this movie yet.
Maybe I should do so soon.

Is it out on DVD yet?
January 4th, 2004  
Acerbus
 
Nope, it's still in theatres. It probably won't hit DVD until oh say, May or so.
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January 6th, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
Emperor: Tell me how he died.
Algren: I will tell you how he died.

I really liked this movie, definitely worth a trip to the theatre.
January 6th, 2004  
Acerbus
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by D_Plus_One
Emperor: Tell me how he died.
Algren: I will tell you how he died.
Minor correction, Algren says 'I will tell you how he lived.'
January 7th, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
Thanks - I knew that. It looks pretty stupid the way I typed it. Guess I should have given it a second look.
April 22nd, 2004  
Kalax
 
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie & really thought it was well done.
April 22nd, 2004  
Kalax
 
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie & really thought it was well done.
May 25th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
"I am glad we had this 'conversation'."

I saw this movie when it came out in theatres. I loved it. I really need to get around to buying it on DVD.
August 23rd, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
One thing my dad and i didnt like about the movie was how he was able to pick up the ways of the Samurai so fast. It was like two years or so?