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Unforgiven - Yurusarezaru Mono title

Unforgiven - Yurusarezaru Mono

This so-called remake of Clint Eastwood’s Oscar winning
Unforgiven (1992 Best Picture) is of special interest to me – having worked on the original film as a set painter.
And indeed looking at these trailers it does appear to follow the story:


Trailers are not yet in English – or sub-titled (how’s your Japanese, hombre?)

You may well recognize international Film Star Ken Watanabe – for his work in The Last Samurai, Batman Begins, Inception

Unforgiven Japanese style

Smart marketing – Watanabe will sell big in the international marketplace.

Curiously, Yurusarezaru Mono seems to translate as The Man in White

Should be interesting.

Release Date: September 13, 2013

6 thoughts on “Unforgiven … Sushi Western ?

  1. Rick says:

    Which of the sets did you work on?

    1. jcalberta says:

      There were a few locations – the town being the biggest one, of course. I also worked on the train station which was built in a large hanger in Calgary – then dismantled and shipped to Sonora California – then re-assembled (i wasn’t invited for that unfortunately) for a few shots – as that’s where the train was located.
      Some people hoped to save the town and rebuild it elsewhere as a tourist facility … whatever – but that proved to be impractical / too expensive. It eventually just,ended up just rotting in a big pile Too bad.

  2. How cool about the film set painting. What was that like? A post, I hope!
    I ♥ Ken Watanabe….

    1. jcalberta says:

      Well it was hard work .. long hours … not well paid. But interesting. Much of movie making is not glorious – it’s grunt work. It was a tight operation. I don’t recall a lot of laughs. Professional ..
      I also worked on Cool Runnings as an extra. It was a completely different atmosphere. It was a comedy so I guess they wanted to keep the atmosphere light. I recall walking up to John Candy between takes and talking to him for a few minutes. He was a hell of a nice man – no pretensions at all. His death was a terrible loss – and I believe his best work was ahead of him.

  3. Interesting! Yes, John Candy seemed very down to earth and sincere. I’m sorry he’s gone, too.

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