This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee, Sean Hutchinson, and Trevor Berrett to discuss Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon.
About the film:
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one
of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to the Western world.
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- Rashomon (1950) – The Criterion Collection
- The Rashomon Effect – The Criterion Collection
- Akira Kurosawa on Rashomon – The Criterion Collection
- Rashomon (1950) – IMDb
- Rashomon – Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
- Criterion Reflections: Rashomon (1950) – #138
- Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon – Through New Eyes
- Rashomon – Roger Ebert
- 4 Different Takes on Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon – Film School Rejects
- Observations on film art : Kurosawa’s early spring
- Scott Nye (Twitter / Battleship Pretension)
- David Blakeslee (Twitter / Criterion Reflections)
- Sean Hutchinson (Twitter / Latino Review / Mental Floss)
- Trever Berrett (Twitter / Mookse and Gripes)
Music from this episode is from Fumio Hayasaka’s score for Rashomon and by The Magnetic Fields.