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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div class=\"floatright\"></div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">RG Media Type</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">films</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Only the Brave</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Interest Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 9-12; Adult</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Death – inevitable or tragedy; Power of the past; Role of men; War – glory, necessity, pain, tragedy</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Genre</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">War; Drama</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Point-of-View/Protagonist Characteristics</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Told from perspective of Nisei soldier and veteran</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Availability</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Widely available</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Free Web Version</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Ratings and Warnings</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Wartime violence</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1941–44; 1953</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Manzanar [7] - Manzanar, California; Rohwer [9] - McGehee, Arkansas</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:Only the Brave;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Death – inevitable or tragedy; Power of the past; Role of men; War – glory, necessity, pain, tragedy;\nGenre:War; Drama;\nPoV:Told from perspective of Nisei soldier and veteran;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:Wartime violence;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:;\nChronology:1941–44; 1953;\nFacility:Manzanar [7] - Manzanar, California; Rohwer [9] - McGehee, Arkansas;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-FilmsDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Only the Brave</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">2006</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Genre</a></th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Drama</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Director</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Lane Nishikawa</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Producer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Eric Hayashi; Joy Koiwai; Karen Criswell; Lane Nishikawa</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Writer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Lane Nishikawa</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Starring</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Lane Nishikawa (Sgt. Jimmy Takata); Jason Scott Lee (Sgt. Glenn \"Tak\" Takase); Mark Dacascos (Sgt. Steve \"Zaki\" Senzaki); Yuji Okumoto (Sgt. Yukio \"Yuk\" Nakajo); Tamlyn Tomita (Mary Takata); Jeff Fahey (Lt. William Terry); Pat Noriyuki Morita (Seigo Takata); Greg Watanabe (Private Freddy Watada); Ken Narasaki (Dr. Richard \"Doc\" Naganuma); Guy Ecker (Sgt. Robert King); Garret T. Sato (Corporal Richard \"Hilo\" Imamura); Michael Sun Lee (Pvt. Al \"Kauai\" Nakamura); John Koyama (Lt. Hank Hayashi); Michael Hagiwara (Rev. Nobu \"Rev\" Inouye); Ken Choi (Pvt. Dave \"Bullseye\" Fukushima); Kipp Shiotani (Corporal Johnny \"Nomu\" Nomura); Ryun Yu (Pvt. Robert \"Min\" Minami); Emily Liu (Nancy Loo); C. Traci Murase (Frances Nakajo); Jennifer Aquino (Grace Nakajo); Gina Hiraizumi (Eleanor Takase); Sharon Omi (Charlene Naganuma); Takayo Fischer (Mrs. Nakajo)</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Music</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Dan Kuramoto; Kimo Cornwell</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Cinematography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Michael G. Wojciechowski</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Editing</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Chisako Yokoyama</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Studio</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Mission from Buddha Productions</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Runtime</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">100 minutes</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Budget</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">$600,000</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">IMDB</a></th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Only the Brave</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:Only the Brave;\nDate:2006; \nGenre:Drama;\nReleased:;\nDirector:Lane Nishikawa;\nProducer:Eric Hayashi; Joy Koiwai; Karen Criswell; Lane Nishikawa;\nWriter:Lane Nishikawa;\nScreenplay:;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:;\nStarring:Lane Nishikawa (Sgt. Jimmy Takata); Jason Scott Lee (Sgt. Glenn \"Tak\" Takase); Mark Dacascos (Sgt. Steve \"Zaki\" Senzaki); Yuji Okumoto (Sgt. Yukio \"Yuk\" Nakajo); Tamlyn Tomita (Mary Takata); Jeff Fahey (Lt. William Terry); Pat Noriyuki Morita (Seigo Takata); Greg Watanabe (Private Freddy Watada); Ken Narasaki (Dr. Richard \"Doc\" Naganuma); Guy Ecker (Sgt. Robert King); Garret T. Sato (Corporal Richard \"Hilo\" Imamura); Michael Sun Lee (Pvt. Al \"Kauai\" Nakamura); John Koyama (Lt. Hank Hayashi); Michael Hagiwara (Rev. Nobu \"Rev\" Inouye); Ken Choi (Pvt. Dave \"Bullseye\" Fukushima); Kipp Shiotani (Corporal Johnny \"Nomu\" Nomura); Ryun Yu (Pvt. Robert \"Min\" Minami); Emily Liu (Nancy Loo); C. Traci Murase (Frances Nakajo); Jennifer Aquino (Grace Nakajo); Gina Hiraizumi (Eleanor Takase); Sharon Omi (Charlene Naganuma); Takayo Fischer (Mrs. Nakajo);\nMusic:Dan Kuramoto; Kimo Cornwell;\nCinematography:Michael G. Wojciechowski;\nEditing:Chisako Yokoyama;\nStudio:Mission from Buddha Productions;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:100 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:$600,000;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\"></a>;\nTrailerLink:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Feature film that dramatizes the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Rescue_of_the_Lost_Battalion\" title=\"Rescue of the Lost Battalion\">rescue of the \"Lost Battalion\"</a> by the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/442nd_Regimental_Combat_Team\" title=\"442nd Regimental Combat Team\">442nd Regimental Combat Team</a> in France and its aftermath.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toc\" id=\"toc\"><div id=\"toctitle\"><h2>Contents</h2></div>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-1\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Synopsis\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">1</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Synopsis</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-2\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Background\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">2</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Background</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-3\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#For_More_Information\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3</span> <span class=\"toctext\">For More Information</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-4\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Footnotes\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">4</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Footnotes</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n</div>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"Synopsis\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Synopsis\">Synopsis</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p><i>Only the Brave</i> begins in 1953 in Wahiawa, Hawai'i, as Jimmy Takata (Lane Nishikawa), a 442nd veteran, suffers from PTSD, while his wife Mary (Tamlyn Tomita) struggles to reach him. We go back to France in 1944 when Jimmy, a sergeant, commands his men in battle. In taking and clearing a French town, one of his men, Nomu (Kipp Shiotani) is killed and others, including Jimmy, are wounded. They save a young French girl. As the story follows the men as they proceed through France and gear up for the rescue of the Lost Battalion, frequent flashbacks (which might also be hallucinations from Jimmy's head injury) fill in the back story of the various men: Freddy Watada (Greg Watanabe) telling his girlfriend Emily (Emily Liu) he is enlisting and explaining why he doesn't want to get married yet; Dr. Richard Naganuma (Ken Narasaki) with his wife and daughter in <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Manzanar\" title=\"Manzanar\">Manzanar</a>; Jimmy and Zaki (Mark Dacascos) being turned away from a pool hall while training in Mississippi by white soldiers; Jimmy being fired from his factory job after the attack on Pearl Harbor; \"Yuk\" Nakajo (Yuji Okumoto) dancing with his sisters in <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Rohwer\" title=\"Rohwer\">Rohwer</a> and getting a senninbari from his mother; and Tak Takase (Jason Scott Lee) watching his future wife Eleanor (Gina Hiraizumi) be named \"Miss Nisei 1939.\" Due to his head injury, Jimmy is ordered to stay back. But with Freddy, who has an injured shoulder, Jimmy leaves the infirmary and goes back to the front to take part in the rescue. Though ultimately successful, the 442nd suffers many more casualties than they rescue, including Freddy, who dives on a grenade, saving Jimmy's life. Back in 1953, Jimmy visits Emily to give her the ring Freddy had bought her. After a vision of his dead father (<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Pat_Morita\" title=\"Pat Morita\">Noriyuki Pat Morita</a>), his mind seems to clear as he and Mary drive off into the sunset.\n</p><p>While Jimmy and most of the main characters are from Hawai'i, two of the soldiers come to the 442nd from <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/War_Relocation_Authority\" title=\"War Relocation Authority\">War Relocation Authority</a> concentration camps. <i>Only the Brave</i> includes scenes in both Manzanar and Rohwer, making it one of the few feature films to include such scenes. Many of the Hawai'i soldiers speak in Pidgin' English and references are made to conflict between the \"<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Kotonk\" title=\"Kotonk\">Kotonk</a>\" soldiers from the continent and the \"<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Buddhahead\" title=\"Buddhahead\">Buddhaheads</a>\" from Hawai'i.\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Background\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Background\">Background</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Filmmaker Lane Nishikawa was born in Wahiawa but was mostly raised in the San Francisco Bay area. Acclaimed as a poet, playwright, and actor, Nishikawa later turned to filmmaking with the short film <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/When_We_Were_Warriors,_Part_1_(film)\" title=\"When We Were Warriors, Part 1 (film)\">When We Were Warriors, Part I</a></i> (1999) based on his play <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/The_Gate_of_Heaven_(play)\" title=\"The Gate of Heaven (play)\">The Gate of Heaven</a></i> and followed it up with <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Forgotten_Valor_(film)\" title=\"Forgotten Valor (film)\">Forgotten Valor</a></i> (2001), both films telling stories about Nisei World War II veterans. He began work on <i>Only the Brave</i> in 2002, aided by a $100,000 grant from the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/California_Civil_Liberties_Public_Education_Program\" title=\"California Civil Liberties Public Education Program\">California Civil Liberties Public Education Program</a> (CCLPEP), which had also funded <i>Forgotten Valor</i>. Four of Nishikawa's uncles served in World War II, one in the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/100th_Infantry_Battalion\" title=\"100th Infantry Battalion\">100th Infantry Battalion</a>, one in the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Military_Intelligence_Service\" title=\"Military Intelligence Service\">Military Intelligence Service</a>, one in the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/522nd_Field_Artillery_Battalion\" title=\"522nd Field Artillery Battalion\">522nd Field Artillery Battalion</a> (who also later suffered from PTSD), and one in the 442nd. The various characters in the film are composites of many real Japanese American veterans Nishikawa met through the years. As part of the Universal Studios Independent Film Program, Nishikawa was able to film 85 percent of the film on the Universal back lot and also got access to pre- and post-production services. Shot in eighteen days in May 2004, Nishikawa also shot at the Japan-America Theater in Los Angeles Little Tokyo (most of the flashbacks including the concentration camp scenes) and at Ernest E. Debs Park in Highland Park, California, which stood in for the Vosges Mountains.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup>\n</p><p>The film first screened at community fundraising events in Los Angeles and San Francisco in December 2004 and in Honolulu in January 2005 though its official premiere came a year later. \"Each screening is memorable,\" Nishikawa told Leslie Yamaguchi. \"The response from the audience, the gratitude from the veterans.... Those are the kinds of comments that tell me we created something very special.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">[2]</a></sup>\n</p><p>While the history as portrayed in the film is generally accurate, there are some minor errors and inconsistencies. In the scene in Manzanar in which he tells his wife he is volunteering for the army, Doc Naganuma cites the many Nisei from Seattle who are volunteering from that camp. However, nearly all Japanese Americans from Seattle were actually in the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Minidoka\" title=\"Minidoka\">Minidoka</a>, Idaho camp, so few if any Nisei from Seattle volunteered from Manzanar. Later, Naganuma tells another character that Jimmy had been in the 100th and \"had a lot of years with the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Hawaii_Territorial_Guard\" title=\"Hawaii Territorial Guard\">Hawaii Territorial Guard</a> before the war broke out.\" But since the HTG didn't form until after the war had begun, he probably meant to say that Jimmy had been in the Hawaii National Guard's <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/298th/299th_Infantry\" title=\"298th/299th Infantry\">298th and 299th Infantry Regiments</a>, whose Nisei members formed the core of what became the 100th. \n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<p>Might also like <i><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Go_For_Broke!_(film)\" title=\"Go For Broke! (film)\">Go For Broke!</a></i> (1951);  <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Forgotten_Valor_(film)\" title=\"Forgotten Valor (film)\">Forgotten Valor</a></i> (2001); <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/442:_Live_with_Honor,_Die_with_Dignity_(film)\" title=\"442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity (film)\">442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity</a></i> (2010)\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Official website: <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\"></a>.\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Leslie Yamaguchi, \"Only the Brave: Lane Nishikawa Honors Japanese American Veterans,\" Discover Nikkei, Nov. 8, 2007, accessed on Mar. 16, 2017 at <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\"></a>; Shayna Ann Akiko Coleon, \"Community Appeal: Only the Brave: A Movie that Needs to be Made,\" <i>Hawaii Herald</i>, Aug. 15, 2003, A-1.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Chance Gusukuma, \"Hawai'i Screening of 'Only the Brave' Set for Jan. 8,\" <i>Hawaii Herald</i>, Dec. 17, 2004, 1, 8; Yamaguchi, \"Only the Brave.\"</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.164 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.171 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 459/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 3055/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 11097/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 4324/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2098-0!*!0!!en!5!* and timestamp 20180309151214 and revision id 28586\n -->\n</div></div><div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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