Saturday, March 03, 2007

Rashomon and the Nature of truth

In Kurosawa's Rashomon different stories are told about a crime and it is left to us to determine what is true.
It is a brilliant film in many respects but this theme, this focus on the very essence of how truth can be known (or even if it's possible) makes it a must see.
(Filmically the dappled images in the forest scenes and the Medium are for me the most potent-- as I write this I am thinking of the driving rain, and now the Samurai, so I'll just stop trying to highlight.)
If you haven't seen this Cinematic Masterpiece yet, do yourself a favor and rent a copy.
Criterion as a nice release of it on DVD.

Paul Parducci

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