Re: Re: Re: Hojo Tokimune was Eboshi question
> From: "Anthony J. Bryant" <ajbryant@...>Yes, at least the part with the boats, NHK's version looked a bit more
> Subject: Re: Re: Hojo Tokimune was Eboshi question
> James Eckman wrote:
> > Actually there were two things that bothered me when I watched the
> > series. One was the Mongol 'landing craft', they had a flop down front
> > just like a WW2 one and when I watched the actual landing scenes I was
> > flashing back to 'Longest Day' and 'Private Ryan'.
> Ever look at the Mongol Invasion Scroll? <G>
modern. I can't think of anyway to actually make an ancient period boat
with a landing craft bow that wouldn't sink. On the other hand there are
plenty of period Chinese and even Western boats that have that scow-like
nose. A bit of artistic license I would say.
> > Also, the Mongol'sIt looks about right until the nose drops ;) Then it's where's Ryan!
> > bombs and bomb throwers seemed a bit long ranged and overly explosive. I
> > think this sort of thing is more along the lines of it looks 'really
> > cool' let's film it this way. The wide variety of characters and social
> > classes were far more interesting than some of the other jidai-geki.
> Oh, well, that doesn't surprise me. They love the special effects (like Benkei a
> few years ago throwing people on very visible wires the length of a football
> field) but the *details* of the architecture and costumes and armour they
> generally get right.
Having hordes shoot out the front rather than over the sides looks more
dramatic I admit.