• The Last Samurai (CB/WB)
The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, as well as Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Timothy Spall, and Billy Connolly. Inspired by a project by Vincent Ward, it interested Zwick, with Ward later serving as executive producer. The film production went ahead with Zwick and was shot in Ward's native New Zealand.
Cruise portrays an American officer, whose personal and emotional conflicts bring him into contact with samurai warriors in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in 19th Century Japan. The film's plot was inspired by the 1877Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigō Takamori, and on the westernization of Japan by foreign powers, though in the film the United States is portrayed as the primary force behind the push for westernization. To a lesser extent it is also influenced by the stories of Jules Brunet, a French army captain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the earlier Boshin War and Frederick Townsend Ward, an American mercenary who helpedWesternize the Chinese army by forming the Ever Victorious Army.
The Last Samurai was well received upon its release, with a worldwide box office total of $456 million. It was nominated for several awards, including four Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and twoNational Board of Review Awards.
Publication details:
Title The Last Samurai
Composer Hans Zimmer
Arranger Rieks van der Velde
Instrumentation Concert Band/Wind Band
Duration 6.00
Difficulty Medium/Difficult

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The Last Samurai (CB/WB)

  • Composer: Hans Zimmer
  • Title: The Last Samurai
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Instrumentation :Concert Band/Wind Band
  • Duration :6.00
  • Difficulty :Medium/Difficult
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