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How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/26/2014 10:29:17 PM   
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I have yet to see this movie in its entirety. Did Yamamoto have a journal or something?

This film tells many things how The Admiral felt about his personal life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBQotim_ZHA

I'm sure you most of you have seen this trailer, but I post it again for those that may be newbies.
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RE: How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/27/2014 12:56:02 AM   
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Many Japanese soldiers of the era keep very concise diaries. Not sure about him but his chief of staff kept a diary. Yamamoto was highly respected and many of his peers survived the war to write about him. And he was not unknown in the US where he spent some time before the war. He studied at Harvard and was twice posted as naval attache in Washington DC.

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RE: How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/27/2014 1:44:58 AM   
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He also didn't say or write things that were stupid. Like R.E.Lee perhaps, he was an enemy who you could respect, intellectually and otherwise, and who respected such of us that deserved it. He was a man of the world when many of the Japanese elite were self isolated in philosophical respects. I need to rephrase that, forget the reference to an elite, the nationalists were the ones with closed minds and who led Japan through a period of darkness. Beware, they are still there.

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RE: How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/27/2014 2:39:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Footslogger

I have yet to see this movie in its entirety. Did Yamamoto have a journal or something?

This film tells many things how The Admiral felt about his personal life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBQotim_ZHA

I'm sure you most of you have seen this trailer, but I post it again for those that may be newbies.



I'm sure there is also some embellishment at work aimed toward the projected target audience. It probably wouldn't make a very good movie and sell very well at the box office if it stuck strictly to the facts.

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RE: How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/27/2014 8:56:05 PM   
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I own "the Admiral" AKA Yamamoto ,Isoruku. It's a British copy , with subtitles. And of the several movies describing Yamamoto , I think this one does the best describing the intense Navy/Army hatred of each other prevalent in this period. Overall , I think it's a pretty good representation of his character.

I've watched quite a few times. And having discussed it today , I think I'll watch it again tonight! Any body want to join me?

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RE: How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/27/2014 11:21:09 PM   
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I own "the Admiral" AKA Yamamoto ,Isoruku. It's a British copy , with subtitles. And of the several movies describing Yamamoto , I think this one does the best describing the intense Navy/Army hatred of each other prevalent in this period. Overall , I think it's a pretty good representation of his character.

I've watched quite a few times. And having discussed it today , I think I'll watch it again tonight! Any body want to join me?


I'd love to! Bring it on by-I've got beer.

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RE: How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/27/2014 11:32:55 PM   
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I've been trying to get the English version at a cheap enough price.

So if anyone has that version and is selling it, please let me know!

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RE: How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/28/2014 5:07:37 AM   
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He also didn't say or write things that were stupid. Like R.E.Lee perhaps, he was an enemy who you could respect, intellectually and otherwise, and who respected such of us that deserved it. He was a man of the world when many of the Japanese elite were self isolated in philosophical respects. I need to rephrase that, forget the reference to an elite, the nationalists were the ones with closed minds and who led Japan through a period of darkness. Beware, they are still there.


Bobby Lee was on our side. What do you mean he was the enemy????

Just kidding, I get what you mean. Knee jerk reaction from a Texan descended from South Carolinians.

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RE: How Do We Know So Much About Yamamoto? - 4/28/2014 6:57:01 PM   
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I've been trying to get the English version at a cheap enough price.

So if anyone has that version and is selling it, please let me know!



I don't believe it was ever dubbed in English. Subtitles is the only choice you get. I got mine through Amazon.comUK. But you need a O-zone DVD player (won't play on regular USA zoned player). Sorry.

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