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Emperor Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones

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On the heels of the end of World War II, General Fellers (Matthew Fox) is assigned by General McArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) to conduct an investigation on whether Emperor Hirohito is guilty of starting the war between the United States and Japan. He is given only ten days to collect evidence and interview senior Japanese military officials to determine if Hirohito should be convicted of war crimes. His assignment in Japan also focuses on his search for his long lost Japanese girlfriend Aya who he used to know from the States. With the destruction of the city, as well as strict protocols with Japanese bureaucracy, he feels he is undertaking two lost causes. Later, as one military confidante leads him to one successful clue to another, he lands a hard-earned audience with the Emperor himself and assesses his fate and the state of relations between the two countries.
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Best part of story, including ending: It shows us a glimpse of history not normally depicted in history books or history shows.

Best scene in story: When General Fellers and Hirohito meet, and the former tries to reconcile the myth behind the "man", and the "sovereign." Both are impressive men of stature, both capable of honorable things.

Opinion about the main character: Fellers was relentless in his search for the truth. He didn't cut corners and was really a man of honor. Even when faced with tremendous pressure from McArthur, he stood his ground and did the right thing.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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