Our exploration of the unreliable narrator brings us to the film that is, quite literally, all about unreliable narration. Rashomon is the film that introduced the world to Akira Kurosawa and is easily one of the most influential films ever made. It is also ever so much shorter than The Seven Samurai. So that’s a bonus. Enjoy the special musical interlude Tim selected because he couldn’t find an mp3 of the music online.
Our next episode will be recorded live at the Trylon theater. We’ll be watching The Lady from Shanghai!
|Rating: 8.3/10 (132,746 votes)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (stories), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay)
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 26 Dec 1951
|Plot: The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.|