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The Movies That Changed Me: THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI (2002)

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THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI was adapted from a novel by Shuhei Fujisawa by writer/director Yoji Yamada.  Yamada was also responsible for the TORA-SAN films which constitute the longest film series ever made. In the past decade or so, Yamada stepped away from Tora-san to create an outstanding thematic trilogy of Samurai films, the first of which was THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI. I was wholly unprepared for the lingering effect this film, and it's lead character and performance, would have on me...