Friday, July 23, 2010

30. Rashomon (1950)


We all want to forget something, so we tell stories. It's easier that way.

I will be the first to admit that I am way behind when it comes to the works of Akira Kurosawa. I have seen his two most famous films and they are both on this list. This is the first and, from what I have read, his most accessible. This is the simple story of a murder told from several different viewpoints. Telling the story this way, Kurosawa unravels the fact that the story is most definitely not simple and reveals quite a bit about how the human mind works.

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