13299Re: "The Samurai" on the History Channel
- Feb 29, 2004
> Aine and I had fun sitting down and correcting the narrator, and
> drooling over the really nice bits that they have because it is inJapan
Caledonia teases me because I do the same thing, and she sits across
from me and goes..."Yea...blablabla Mr Samurai Guy!!!"
> (although I noticed that they had non-Japanese in about as manyshots as
> they could, which I figured was to help with the American audience).Well, as you can tell from TLS, Japan has been crawling with Americans
since Ensign Perry landed in Hakata bay back in the Heian Jidai...
The shots of the Takeda recreation group, and the Sekigahara support
footage looks cool...all that smoke and nobori waving! (nobori in a
cavalry charge? A few look a little helter-skelter...)
> I also liked how they used the picture off of the cover of "TheSamurai in
> Pictures" (?I'm blanking and can't find the book now) where the sode onYea - I cought that one!...
> the armor are worn backwards. Really kind of funny.
There was one great looking shot of an archer in armor, kabuto, and
hoate, standing in Kai, with a proper low cheek draw...sometimes hard
on sturu, but a great pic!
>Now there is a hell of an idea! We could probably take the same
> Okay, so when do we all get together and make a documentary for them?
footage they used and put together a show that might be better...at,
oh, half the budget they had...and of course we have to do a Castle
Site tour...and some shopping...
I'm in on it if you are...and anyone else on this list!
Lets write em!
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