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May 21, 2010 - Aizu-Wakamatsu Samurai Bushido

Sergio Leone‘s ‘A Fistful of Dollars‘, with a magnificent Clint Eastwood and that haunting music score by Ennio Morricone, is considered a samurai story told as a (Spaghetti) Western, like other ones, that I might have more readily suspected, such as ‘The Magnificent Seven’, which was a remake of the Japanese ‘Seven Samurai’ (where a village is protected from bandits by wandering samurai). And, more recently, in 2003, ‘The Last Samurai‘ (I thought Tom Cruise played the role of American adviser [historically it was a Frenchman] to the...

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