Noble House , Taipan, King Rat

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  1. doug zdanivsky

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    Just wondering if these movies were any good. Anybody remember watching them?

    I loved the books, and I'm sure the movies will not do them justice, but I did like the "Shogun" mini-series quite alot, and wonder if any of these are of that caliber.
     
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    I liked Noble House with Pierce Brosnan. Didn't read the book. There are some more reviews of the video on Amazon.
    I also saw but did not read Shogun. I liked Noble House better, but maybe it's because Noble House is contemporary and the mysterious Japanese culture wasn't that mysterious to me [​IMG]
    //Ken
     
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    Yeah, I liked Shogun. Richard Chamberlain put in an excellent, over-the-top performance.

    So, if Noble House is better, than it should be good indeed. I'll check out those other reviews..

    Anybody remember seeing Taipan?
     
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    Taipan is great imo as well although it has been awile since I last saw it
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    Ok, thanks Oscar!
     
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    no problem Doug, did you know that James Clavell also was involved in writing the screenplay for The Great Escape. A brilliant writer indeed
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    No, I didn't. That's another favorite of mine! Right up there with A Bridge Too Far and Battle of Britain.

    I've read all his books, except Whirlwind. My favorite would have to be Shogun, with Taipan a close 2nd.
     

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