The last samurai grossed a total of $456 million at the box office and was well received upon its release, receiving praise for the acting, writing, directing, score, visuals, costumes and messages it was nominated for several awards, including four academy awards , three golden globe awards , and two national board of review awards. The samurai emerge victorious, but two more of their number are killed: kyuzo by a gunshot wound and kikuchiyo by, um, another gunshot wound but before he goes, kikuchiyo performs a truly miraculous feat by killing the bandit chief.
The word samurai originally meant “one who serves,” and referred to men of noble birth assigned to guard members of the imperial court this service ethic spawned the roots of samurai nobility, both social and spiritual.
Summaries a veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits he gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day.
Samurai were a class of highly skilled warriors that arose in japan after the taika reforms of ad 646, which included land redistribution and heavy new taxes meant to support an elaborate chinese-style empire the reforms forced many small farmers to sell their land and work as tenant farmers.
Brief history of the samurai courtesy of mark mcgee japan has a history that dates back thousands of years scientists believe the japanese people descended from many groups that migrated to the islands from other parts of asia, including china and korea as early as 4500 bc, the japanese islands were inhabited by fishermen, hunters and farmers. The last samurai is a 2003 american period drama war film directed and co-produced by edward zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with john logan and marshall herskovitz the film stars tom cruise, who also co-produced, with timothy spall, ken watanabe, billy connolly, tony goldwyn, hiroyuki sanada, koyuki, and shin koyamada in supporting roles. The samurai defeat the ninjas but with many losses though katsumoto does not confirm it, algren deduces that the attack was ordered by omura in spring, algren joins katsumoto in a trip to tokyo that has been approved by the emperor. Samurai were a class of highly skilled warriors that arose in japan after the taika reforms of ad 646, which included land redistribution and heavy new taxes meant to support an elaborate chinese-style empire.
Velasco is, in nearly every respect, the apparent opposite of the samurai an alien in japan, having fought with the jesuits for control of missionary efforts, velasco nurses the ambition of being named bishop of japan and gaining control of the effort to christianize its people.
Brief overview of the history of japan japan is an island nation that has well over 6000 islands the four largest islands make up by far the majority of the country's land.