US trailer for Emperor starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox arrives

emperor_trailer_tommy_lee_jonesTo this day I wonder if what we did to Japan during WWII was warranted, maybe this movie will shed some light on the topic, or maybe I should pick up some non fiction every once in awhile. This trailer for Emperor starring Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) as General MacArthur and Matthew Fox (Lost) as a man in his employ burdened with the task of bringing in Emperor Hirohito for indictment, has that scope and grandeur, common with films like these, but it still looks good. The film is based on a book by Shiro Okamoto called His Majesty’s Salvation. The film is directed by Peter Weber (Girl with the Pearl Earring) and is written by Vera Blassi and David Klass (Kiss The Girls). Emperor releases in theaters March 8th 2013.
Synopsis: In the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones), the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal?


Published by Jeffrey Lamar

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3 thoughts on “US trailer for Emperor starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox arrives

  1. You should read more non-fiction. ^_^ IMHO Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire by Richard B. Frank (Penguin, 1999; also in paperback: ISBN 0141001461; WorldCat) gives an excellent overall account of the bombings and the general conditions leading to the Japanese surrender; it includes extensive Japanese materials. Frank’s essay “No Bomb, No End” in What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (Robert Cowley, ed.; G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001; ISBN 0399147950; WorldCat) is a bit more to the point—he gives his opinion that dropping the bombs has turned out to have been the best of several bad options. (Note that the Amazon pages of both books include previews.)

    1. Thanks for the info. Sounds like some heavy reading. I just read the animated graphic “Onward Toward Our Noble Deaths” by Shigiru Mizuki. It’s an excellent account of the Japanese occupation in the Pacific Islands.

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