Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Rashomon, one of his most famous films, is one such example. Four people are involved in a crime, and all provide insights on the crime. Who is right about what has happened?
However, all four do agree on one aspect of the crime. The other aspect is what's up for debate. This is what makes Rashomon interesting. The film doesn't agree or disagree with any of their stories. It just rolls with them.
As with the personalities, Kurosawa showcases several of them: the (supposedly) honest working man, the damsel in distress, and the cocky troublemaker. Knowing Kurosawa, he blends these roles in to work wonders.
Rashomon is both one of the best foreign films and one of the most influential. After all, there are so many movies and TV episodes that owe a thank you to Kurosawa. One to miss? Think again.
My Rating: *****