Five Thoughts About The Last Samurai: 5

Premise no.1: Battles are chaotic places
Premise no.2: Chaos is by its very nature unstructured
Conclusion: As long as you jerk the camera, constantly change the p.ov., put lots of gruesome special effects on the soundtrack and do not have an edit over two seconds you will be able to accurately reproduce what it is like to be in a battle fought with swords and bayonets.

There are a couple of lines of reasoning missing from this argument , and if you have them send them to director Ed Zwick. Because it doesn’t work on screen.

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