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04/28/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


To talk about influential, landmark and legendary filmmaking may include those masterworks that had an extraordinary visual grandiosity and a groundbreaking narrative structure. Names like Sergei M. Eisenstein, Jean Renoir and Orson Welles will be mentioned, and their effects on the subsequent decades of moviemaking will be emphasized. Strictly speaking, Rashômon is not an entirely original film. It heavily relies on the unconventional chronological mixture that Orson Wells first employed in Citizen Kane (1941). Despite this inevitable fact, it is one of the most astonishing cinematic samples of the Eastern culture, and easily one of the best films ever committed to celluloid. What Akira Kurosawa managed to do with such a ludicrously low budget and few technical experience is a viscerally...

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03/10/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Kurz vor dem Dreh von Rashomon sprachen Kurosawas drei Co-Regisseure bei ihm vor. Sie waren unglücklich, da sie das Drehbuch nicht verstanden hatten. Kurosawa soll sie ermutigt haben, es noch einmal zu probieren - es sei verständlich! Sie waren sicher, es genau studiert zu haben. Ohne es zu verstehen. In Kurosawas Biographie (Something Like an Autobiography) kann man nachlesen, wie er ihnen Rashomon erklärt. Diese Erklärung wurde auch im Booklet der Criterion DVD abgedruckt. Zwei der Co-Regisseure waren anschliessend zufrieden, der Dritte nicht: Es gab einen Mord, vier Augenzeugen, aber keine Lösung. Die Berichte der vier Augenzeugen passen nicht zusammen. Jeder beansprucht für sich, der Mörder zu sein. Dem Studio gefiel Rashomon ebenfalls nicht, dass es sich sogar selbst aus den Credits ...


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04/02/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Kurosawa's best film

A Fascinating depiction of distorted reality Rashomon is Kurosawa’s best movie. It shows the events of a mans death as seen by several people, all of which have accounts that only slightly resemble each other. I really just love the lack of convention in this movie. Sure seeing the same events from different angles is nothing new now, just look at Vantage Point, but no movie had really done it before Rashomon, and no movie has done it as well since.

The film has an iconography to it. The shot’s of the sunlight coming through the tree’s, the Rashomon gate in the rain and the characters looking into the camera telling the story from their angles are all iconic images that stick in the brain. The film is shot like a painting. I could probably put any random still from this movie, ha...

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04/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Rashomon" by Yojimbo

Three travellers shelter from the rain at abandoned Rashomon gate and tell the tale of a murder trial they have just witnessed. Akira Kurosawa's stunningly clever script is years ahead of it's time, tackling subjects as diverse and profound as the nature of truth, self image, gender politics, psychology and the "butterfly effect" (four decades before chaos theory became accepted). As the same story is told from four different perspectives, it becomes obvious how the "facts" can never be entirely objective; even the so-called impartial witness has a hidden agenda when recounting what actually happened. As such it can be seen as a direct influence on the likes of Jackie Brown, Memento and The Usual Suspects and everything in between. Kurosawa's fantastic sense of composition is as ever in e...

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01/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rashomon review

A heavilly influential movie about a murder talked about by a commoner, priest and woodcutter. They discuss a crime committed with different interpretations beneath the Rashōmon gate. The story of bandit Tajōmaru is exhibited. Next would be the wife’s story where her dagger was on the chest of her husband. The dead samurai speaks thru a medium with regards to another version of the story. Lastly, the wood cutter tells his version of the story. Screenplay was exceptional with the following quotes: Masako – “Just remember: A woman loves a man who loves passionately.” Commoner – “We all want to forget something, so we tell stories. It's easier that way.” “That's the way we are, the way we live. You just can't live unless you're what you call selfish.” Priest – “If men don...

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