Shogun


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Shōgun is a 1975 novel by James Clavell. It is the first novel (chronologically speaking) in the author's Asian Saga. It is set in feudal Japan in the year 1600 some months before the critical battle of Sekigahara, and gives an account of the rise of the daimyo "Toranaga" (analogous to the real-life Tokugawa Ieyasu) to the Shogunate, seen through the eyes of an English sailor whose fictional heroics are loosely based on William Adams' exploits.

The novel has been adapted as a groundbreaking television miniseries, a Broadway musical, and several computer games.

The television series, Shōgun (TV miniseries), was shown in 1980. Nine hours long (twelve, including advertisements), it was broadcast over five nights. It starred Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Shimada, and John Rhys-Davies. It was also edited into a two-hour theatrical release, and a 5-disc DVD release in 2003.

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Richard Chamberlain

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Richard Chamberlain on the miniseries Shogun
Richard Chamberlain on preparing to play Blackthorne
Richard Chamberlain on how Shogun changed television and his career

Joseph Jennings

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Joseph Jennings on doing art direction for Shogun
Joseph Jennings on acting as art director for Shogun in Japan
Joseph Jennings on the biggest challenges of acting as art director for Shogun

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on promoting Shogun at NBC and the different "sells" associated with it

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