During the film, thier is the now infamous "Ninja" attack scene (I will say no more, as I dislike spoliers). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325710/ I have noticed that nowhere in the film is the word "Ninja" actually used whatsoever. I was wondering if this was because the makers of the film have stressed so much thier accuracy in portraying the very climax of fuedel era Japan. It made me smile, the only mention in the script is from Mr Cruise to Mr Watanabe when he asks "those men who where sent here to kill you?" even in the titles the counltess extra's are listed and none seemingly are referred to as "ninja #2" or even "stabbed-in-the neck-screaming Ninja #1" LOL. I guess to refer to any "Ninja" would have been to leave themselves open to the countless critics who debate the origin and nature of the Ninja and of course to any fool who ever read a book too... <nerdy voice> "dear Mr Cruise....can you please tell me why the Ninja were not wearing hakama...I think you'll find that the theatrical costumes used in your movie would have been more at home in a 1980's fancy dress competition than in 19th century Japan....etc....etc" LOL. Did anyone else notice this about the movie? Cheers, HJ.