I am going to be very original and just write: O Captain, my Captain, as I was truly blown away emotionally with its ending. The amount of subtext, how it weaves together several themes at once and how the movie changes direction in the last 30 minutes, makes Dead Poets Society such a rich movie experience.
Refreshing to see a samurai movie in which Toshiro Mifune does not kill Tatsuya Nakadai for a change.
I did not know what to expect beforehand being on uncharted territory with the first jidaigeki that I watched not directed by either Kurosawa or Kobayashi. When it comes to style and cinematography The Sword of Doom is right up there with the before mentioned masters of cinema.
It was original to tell this samurai story from the perspective of the bad…
"Once more, we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary - The American Navy. For forty years, your fathers before you and your older brothers played this game and played it well. But today the game is different. We have the advantage."
The great screenwriter John Milius isn't credited for his contributions to this movie, but apparantly, before Red October started production, Sean Connery called Milius to ask him to write some speeches for his…