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Distortion Of Truth – Kurosawa Akira’s Rashômon

Kurosawa Akira’s Rashômon (1950), a jidai-geki or ‘period piece’, is both a profound examination of the human condition, and a phenomenological meditation about the nature of reality, perception, and truth. The film stars Mifune Toshirô  as ‘the bandit’, Tajômaru; Kyô … Continue reading

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Remakes As Vehicles Of Discovery: An Analysis Of Rashômon And The Outrage

In this paper, I will examine Martin Ritt’s Western recontextualization of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashômon (1950). I will argue that, while the humanist themes and philosophical concepts of Kurosawa’s Rashômon may felicitously transmit across cultures, and though the mythic setting of … Continue reading

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