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Thrilling Exploits

While stories of heroic courage, loyalty, and thrilling adventure are universal, similarities between the figures of the cowboy and the Japanese samurai have inspired several specific cases of cross-cultural borrowing. In the two epic films on which this composer and film director collaborated, the composer wanted sweeping, "epic" music to match this style, but the director argued that if a film was slow, the music should get more upbeat!

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