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3664, RE: Shogun?
Posted by Nettrice, Wed Oct-29-03 12:29 PM
>good mini-series, but it wasn't about European imperialism.

There was a long scene when Blackburn had to explain to the Lord Tanaka (sp?) how a treaty was signed that gave the Spanish and Portuguese rights to Japanese lands, condoned by the Catholic church. The entire movie was about imperialism, as the movie implied the corrupt underpinnings of the Catholic Church who was in cahoots with Portuguese merchants making a killing off of importing and exporting (for their own profits).

>'The Mission' is a good one on the topic; also '1492:
>Conquest of Paradise' - it's kinda uneven as a movie, but it
>presents a good depiction of the destructive effects of
>European imperialism.
>"This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not
>stand, man." - The Dude