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2008-09-06 00:00:18

By Bob Strauss After making close to 50 sentimental "Tora San" movies, director Yoji Yamada embarked on an interesting samurai trilogy that included "The Twilight Samurai,""The Hidden Blade" and now "Love and Honor," which is reportedly the most popular film of the venerable genre ever released in Japan.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.