Gather Ye Round For I Be Having A Japanese Tale To Tell

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Postby Catch-up » Tue May 19, 2009 1:14 am

I didn't even know Billy Connelly was in it! Maybe I'll give it a try if the library has it.

By the way, great sig! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 19, 2009 2:00 am

Thanks! I pinched it from Terry. :wink:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Tue May 19, 2009 3:23 am

Tonyblack wrote:Susanne, if you want a really good read and to gain a bit more knowledge of that period before isolation (albeit in a novel) you might enjoy Shogun by James Clavell. It is loosely based on a true story. :)


Have to agree with Tony here. I love Shogun. I've read it more times than I've read LOTR. :D
And I enjoyed Last Samurai.
They made a film of Shogun yonks ago with Richard Chamberlain but it was pants!

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue May 19, 2009 10:28 am

poohbcarrot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Susanne, if you want a really good read and to gain a bit more knowledge of that period before isolation (albeit in a novel) you might enjoy Shogun by James Clavell. It is loosely based on a true story. :)


Have to agree with Tony here. I love Shogun. I've read it more times than I've read LOTR. :D

And I enjoyed Last Samurai.
They made a film of Shogun yonks ago with Richard Chamberlain but it was pants!


*rubs eyes in disbelief!* :P

How dare you be mean to Richard Chamberlain! And it was a TV mini series which isn't quite the same as a film as it's supposed to be pants! :lol:
I quite enjoyed Shogun the mini series actually & John Rhys-Davies was great as the Portuguese seafarer in that :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 19, 2009 2:53 pm

If you ever get the chance to watch the Shogun TV series again, watch the opening scene (shown every week) of a ship in trouble at sea - you can see the shadow of a helicopter on there. :wink:
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Postby Batty » Tue May 19, 2009 3:41 pm

Tonyblack wrote:If you ever get the chance to watch the Shogun TV series again, watch the opening scene (shown every week) of a ship in trouble at sea - you can see the shadow of a helicopter on there. :wink:

Are you sure that it isn't the shadow cast by an octupus, pirouetting from the water?
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