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Author Topic: Rashomon - I don't get it.  (Read 908 times)
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« on: October 13, 2004, 05:53:46 PM »

Woo, my first new topic after "the incident"!

  Anyway, I watched this movie the other day (which I had vaguely heard about here and there) and I think I missed the point.

  I "get" the whole thing of people seeing things completely differently even though the same events transpired, but I REALLY didn't understand the end with the monk and that guy.  I liked it and all, but it's not an "it" sort of movie for me I guess.

  Now Ikiru, that's a great movie! slywink

PS - I just had a thought that it's odd that this movie comes to mind after all the ponderings, etc. about what actually happened with GG.  Sort of the same situation, eh?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2004, 10:12:45 PM »

I've not seen the movie for a year or so. The fragility of human memory is oft overlooked, says Kurosawa.  ninja  What confused you?

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2004, 11:09:22 PM »

Slightly on a tangent here, but I just finished watching Ikiru for the first time.  This is a film that has impact!  The acting is superb for the most part and it's beautifully shot.

My only prior exposure to Kurosawa was Seven Samurai.  That was a good film, and probably very deep philosophically, but Ikiru's emotional impact by far makes it the superior movie (at least to me) in my mind.

I will definitely continue to explore Kurosawa's works from now.   Rashomon seems to be a good choice.  I'll try to track a copy down.
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