If there was one man in Japan who deserved a six-post series of reviews, who would it be?

10 Apr

Post your guesses in the comments section below. The first installment will appear late Wednesday night. Happy hunting! (Silver and Dangerous, I will be appalled if you don’t already know who this is, but please hold off on posting your answers until Tuesday night to give the dilettantes a chance to guess.)

Here are your clues:

  • arguably the greatest swordfighter of all time
  • for a while, supported himself by teaching children to read and write
  • had three adopted sons
  • some (Bonnie) consider him commitment-phobic
  • fought on the losing side at Sekigahara
  • self-taught
  • punctuality-challenged and
  • at least one old lady considered him a real jerk!

Posted by on April 10, 2011 in Movie Reviews


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7 responses to “If there was one man in Japan who deserved a six-post series of reviews, who would it be?

  1. Will

    April 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I have my guess (and a backup), but I won’t say anything.


    • jpfmovies

      April 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks for giving anyone else out there a chance. Silver of all the people I know you and Dangerous are the only people I think that would get it right. Though I am intrigued by your “back up.” Actually I am now a little anxious to hear your guesses. Your DVD’s were ordered by the way but I think one was out of stock or something like that. Anyways you should get them in the next couple of days. Where did you come up with Buster Keaton’s The General?


      • Will

        April 12, 2011 at 1:14 am

        Argh, I was trying to think of Musashi’s name but I couldn’t come up with it for the life of me. When I said I had two guesses, I was thinking quickly and of actors… but after seeing the clues I realized we had an ancient warrior on our hands. The only name I could think of was Date Masamune, but I knew that was wrong, but that the name I wanted started with an M. Can’t believe I couldn’t think of it, I had a period about ten years ago when I had bokkens and read The Book of Five Rings.

        As for The General, it’s one of my all-time favorites! My first Hong Kong movie love was Jackie Chan, which naturally led me to explore his influences, of which Buster Keaton is one of the biggest.


  2. dangerousmeredith

    April 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    You flatter me JP – unjustly because I am not nearly as knowledgeable as you think. I have no bloody idea as to who this would be. None of the trivia above rings any bells.

    As a fan I am still a bit of a novice – there is still a lot of background knowledge I lack but lucky me! I get to spend the next few years discovering lots of great new information.

    I look forward to reading your reviews.


    • jpfmovies

      April 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      I am shocked! Your reviews reveal a detailed analysis and understanding of many benchmark Asian movies. Well given that neither you or Silver definitely know who I am setting up for the next series, I will do a mini-post revealing the focus of our future reviews.


  3. dangerousmeredith

    April 13, 2011 at 3:38 am

    “detailed analysis and understanding” – aw gee shucks thanks! but I am currently writing from what I know – I focus on the choreography which, (as an ex dance choreographer) is my way in to these movies. I still have a way to go in improving my background knowledge.

    This blog was a great teaser exercise – looking forward to reading your next series.

    Will – I hope you will treat us to a review on The General when you finish watching it. Whenever I watch a Jackie Chan movie I am always reminded that Keaton was one of his influences.



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