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Rashômon (1950) Movie Information

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Akira Kurosawa


Toshirô Mifune
Machiko Kyô
Masayuki Mori
Takashi Shimura
Minoru Chiaki
Kichijiro Ueda





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A crime is told from four different points of view, through different people - but which version is the truth?

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subtle and compelling, for the most part, but some of the crying and fighting scenes went on a really long time.

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Proof of Kurosawa's brilliance - a story that succeeds on all levels: storytelling, dialogue, believable performances, and inventive shot selection. The "multiple perspectives" device is used in a way that serves to reveal more about the characters, not act as a cheap gimmick.

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This was the first non English language film I'd ever seem - and I never looked back. It was a revelation and led me to track all Kurosawa's films. It's multiple POV structure and relativity of truth looks a little passe now, though it still packs a punch. A great director who is still revered in Japan, not least by his structural opposite Takasi Miike.

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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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