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Men of the Yamato (Yamato 2005)
A Japanese film that went to great lengths to create a very realistic set of the Yamato. One of my favorite naval war movies.
The set, special effects and CGI are excellent. The movie portrays life about the Yamato from the perspective of a new recruit. Plenty of details concerning the functioning of the ship and the men who served those stations. Very memorable scene of the galley and the efforts just to feed the crew. I suspect the harsh treatment of the sailors by the command is realistic from my reading of Japanese Destroyer Captain some years ago.
My only criticism is that some of the drama is a little over the top. In spite of that I have to consider it an excellent film.
If you order it, be sure to get the version with English subtitles. I recall reading a review some years back by someone who got the DVD version without the subs. Fine if you understand Japanese I guess.
I can't say that any film influenced me into thing nautical.
I was as a youth generally interested in the sea and ships through holiday on the coast and then some history. This continued during school so that I very nearly was RN, but apparent 18/20 vision was not enough to qualify although I passed all entry exams. Could have become 'secretarial branch' but my interest was navigation which is a deck officer and no spectacles were allowed. So ended up studying Physics!
Modelling was then a sideline, now a bit more.
The Film industry has changed dramatically in the last 20/40 years, content does not seem so important any more and historical accuracy even less.
It's just my opinion
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