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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. That certainly doesn't make it Kurosawa quality (or Kobayashi, or Okamoto; I could go on). But Yamada's interest in the warrior class' domestic, financial and day-to-day working concerns...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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