I recently saw director Ridley Scott's film debut, The Duelists, which was an adaptation of a Joseph Conrad story, The Duel (1906). I very much enjoyed the film and was delighted to see that the film adaptation was very faithful to Conrad's written version about a duel between two Napoleonic soldiers over a number of years. The focus on honor between the two men calls to mind the idea of bushido, "the way of the warrior"in samurai culture. I think this would make a great Japanese period film as an adaptation since many of the ideas of dueling and honor are consistent with historic samurai culture as well. It was an entertaining tale based, supposedly, on a true life story recounted to Conrad.