Shogun

Shogun (1980)

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Corrected entry: When Blackthorne is steering the Japanese galley duing a storm, Rodrigues goes forward to tell him how to steer around the rocks ahead. At one point, Rodrigues yells, "Hard a-port!" At the time, the term for the left side of a ship was "larboard." The term was replaced with "port" in the mid-1800's because "larboard" was easily confused with "starboard."

Correction: As is standard in historically-set movies, present-day language and terminology have been used so that a modern audience can understand what's being said. This is a standard movie convention and is not considered a mistake.

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Revealing mistake: Right after Father Alvito hands Blackthorne the Portuguese-Japanese dictionary, the Jesuit priests leave Blackthorne and his entourage to continue their journey onto the port of Nimazu. You can see the orange-robed clerics walk along a track that was obviously used by wheeled vehicles. You can see grass growing in the middle of the dirt road and none in the grooves. But in an earlier scene Father Alvito stated that only the Emperor was allowed to drive in a wheeled cart which he only did it on rare occasions for ceremonial purposes and for short distances as this would otherwise damage the roads (as the grooves testify). (01:28:00 - 01:30:10)

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Trivia: In the documentary The Making of Shogun, it is stated that the rise of Japanese food establishments in the US (particularly sushi houses) is attributed to Shogun.

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